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Topic: Re: Best way to redact / remove data from a PDF via JS
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56537
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:20 PM

At 11:28 AM 7/27/2001 -0400, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>What I have is a 2-Dimensional barcode (2DBC) on the corner of a document
>(actually on the corner every page of a 100+K page document). The barcode
>is made up of 24 rows of 24 0's and 1's. 0 indicates white, 1 indicates
>fill black. The 2DBC is used to drive intelligent document processing
>equipment.
>
>What I need to do is to either redact the 2DBC (including all underlying
>data (the 1's and 0'), or convert the 2DBC from font/text oriented
>information to a bitmap, and remove the underlying data.
>
>The 2DBC always resides within a finite rectangle on the page that does
>not change from page to page or even PDF to PDF.

Three options:

1) Redax (http://www.appligent.com). Acrobat plugin for redacting
information from PDF documents! You can specify given rectangles and page
ranges to be processed.

2) PitStop (http://www.enfocus.com). Acrobat plugin with "Action List"
support. Actions could be written to remove all data in a specified area
of a page(s).

3) PitStop Server (same). Server/batch version of the plugin that can run
actions lists.


Leonard
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Leonard Rosenthol
Director of Software Development (215) 922-3509 (voice)
Appligent, Inc. (formerly Digital Applications) (610) 284-4233 (fax)

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