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Topic: Remembering Selected Text Location in PDF
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 127205
From: dmsy
Date: 2/5/2005 07:01 AM

I am creating an application that needs to be able to view html/txt documents and remember highlighted locations/length without modifying the file. I am thinking of converting the files to PDF so I only deal with 1 format. The rules are:

1) Multiple users will be working on the same files so it should
operate in readonly mode. Cannot be modified.
2) I need to be able to get the location/length of the highlighted text in the document and save this in the DB.
3) All highlighted text must remain highlighted until the user is done working with it.
4) Most importantly, all saved location/offset should always point to the same location, even as new highlights are being added.

This is very difficult to do in HTML, since the view is not exactly the same as the source. For txt, its easy. Can this feature be done in PDF using the API?

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