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Topic: Re: reading' pdf file through automation (Via Email)
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 39526
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/1/2002 02:07 AM

At 1:50 AM +1000 5/1/02, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>I test an application that generates pdf files dynamically, and I'm
>trying to figure out how to verify that the resulting pdf file
>contains the correct data.

Meaning that the text and/or images are all present in the
file? I assume visual inspection isn't acceptable - and you want
something you can verify more accurately, yes?

Are you also trying to verify any sort of layout or styling
information - or just textual content?

>I have Acrobat 4.0, and I was hoping to use its OLE libraries in VB
>to get at the files, but that doesn't seem possible. Is there
>another programmatic way (with VB, or Java, C++, maybe?) to read the
>text in a .pdf file?

So you just want the text, and not the styling or images?
What about PDF structural verification?

Leonard Rosenthol
Chief Technical Officer
PDF Sages, Inc. 215-629-3700 (voice)

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