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Topic: Data from an object in a PDF
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 52695
From: danvsjr
Date: 5/29/2002 04:53 PM

I am new to the pdf game. I am trying to find out if something even sounds do-able prior to investing lots of time...
I am trying to read a number off of a map that has been converted to pdf format. My example may be an building number. I print my map to Acrobat. The building number is accessible by the text touch up tool. Acrobat can read a font, etc.. Is there some way to read that NUMBER and maybe set a variable in VB of Java or something?? I would like to then script it so that it reads that number and sets up a filename that is actually a picture, which could be a jpg or another pdf if need be.
I would even like to go one step further and have it so Acrobat would go ahead and set a hot link area around that text and then link it to the file named above...

So, am I really stretching things or does anyone know if this can be done maybe in with the SDK??


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