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Topic: Re: Acrobat as ActiveX server
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56228
From: PeterKooi
Date: 5/29/2002 05:17 PM

Hi Ron!

I think there's no way to get a document's text from VB via IAC. I tried
the same thing in Delphi through the COS-objectmodel which is also
mentioned in the SDK, but I found out that you can only use them in an
acrobat plug-in (and writing one is a huge lot of work). What maybe
works for you is accessing the file directly (depending on your needs).
Save the file without compression of text and lineart. Then search the
file for strings. Strings in Pdf are always enclosed in parenthesis
'()', parenthesis in a strings are after a backslash;
(this is a string \(with parenthesis enclosed\))
Documenttext is enclosed in a BT ET structure like:
/F1 10 Tf 20 40 Td (1st line) Tj
20 20 Td (2nd line) Tj

I don't know if this is what you're looking for but I hope it helps!


Peter Kooi,
Gopher Publishers.

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