Planet PDF Forum Archive

Planet PDF ForumWowsers! This is page is old, head to the LIVE Planet PDF Forum. It features more than 10 conferences, covering everything from beginner to in-depth developer and pre-press discussions. If you wish to continue... one & two archive covers 1999-2011 (160,000 pages).


New Forum | Previous | Next | (P-PDF) Developers


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?


PDF In-Depth Free Product Trials Ubiquitous PDF

Debenu Aerialist

The ultimate plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Advanced splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarking, and link...

Download free demo

Debenu PDF Tools Pro

It's simple to use and will let you preview and edit PDF files, it's a Windows application that makes...

Download free demo

Back to the past, 15 years ago! Open Publish 2002

Looking back to 2002, it's amazing how much of the prediction became a reality. Take a read and see what you think!

September 14, 2017
Platinum Sponsor





Search Planet PDF
more searching options...
Planet PDF Newsletter
Most Popular Articles
Featured Product

Debenu PDF Aerialist

The ultimate plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Advanced splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarking, and link control. Take Acrobat to the next level.

Features

Adding a PDF Stamp Comment

OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.