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Topic: Extracting Text From PDF Files
Conf: (P-PDF) Beginners, Msg: 128940
From: cew657
Date: 3/8/2005 04:35 AM

I need a clean and easy way to extract text from PDF files without using 3rd party software. I want to do this in VB. Our company has put a stop on purchasing and installing 3rd party software and I would like to handle this myself.

I have looked through almost all of the postings on this forum plus many other websites. Every post states try this or download this and it is always different. I have read documentation from various software open source codes and still can't make heads or tails of it.

The files start out as .TIFF files and I used ABCPDF to convert them to a PDF format as it seemed easier to extract text from a PDF file than a .TIFF file. These are mortgage documents and I need to extract customer information from them. The information is going to be the same from file to file.

Does anybody have any sample code, in VB, which opens the PDF file, searches for the text I need, then puts it out to a text file? I have been using ABCPDF, but if something is better, I am open to suggestions.


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