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Topic: automation of PDF docs at an object level
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 51892
From: andytsurf
Date: 5/29/2002 04:48 PM

Hi all,

I've written full automation COM objects for various graphic engines, but have not yet got round to doing the same for PDF documents.

I'm going to throw a few questions to you all to see if anyone has coded this already, before I set off on another API mission !

I need to achieve the following 
*	open a pdf document (preferably using memory only and the pdf engine rather than an out of process pdf exe)
*	use an exposed interface to manipulate individual text fields within the opened pdf document (e.g. change text)
*	position individual objects on the pdf page
*	save the document
*	export document to GIF or other image types
*	close the pdf document

Basically, I need use of an object model similar to the MS object models (application - document - object - object property etc)

Can I do this without delving into the murky world of C/C++  ?

Thanks in advance

Andy Turner

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