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Topic: PDTextSelect order of words
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 55668
From: lpb
Date: 5/29/2002 05:14 PM

I have an application using IAC that breaks a PDF file apart into smaller PDF files based on text data found on each page at particular coordinates (in a rectangle). It also adds some bookmarks to the smaller files. All is working without a problem EXCEPT that it does not reliably extract the text in the same sequence that it appears on the page. To be more clear, I specify the same coordinates for the rectangle and the pages are virtually identical, but sometimes the array of words returned in the PDTextSelect are in the order they appear on the page and sometimes the middle words are in reverse order. There doesn't appear to be a rhyme or reason. I've tried looking into embedding AcroJS in the PDF to assist the IAC application, but I don't see how doing that will really help. I'm in a time crunch and I'm more than open to even the more creative alternatives. Thanks in advance


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