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Topic: RE: Data from an object in a PDF
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56810
From: Dave
Date: 5/29/2002 05:21 PM

Dan,

I think what you are trying to do is very plausible, but the learning curve
to accomplish the task may be greater than you think.

I would pay a visit to CodeCuts for some code examples of what can be done
with VB/Java for Acrobat (http://www.codecuts.com) and then I would read the
FAQ and download the Acrobat SDK from the Developers Site
http://partners.adobe.com.

You might find that your solution will only work with the full version of
Acrobat, which might be okay if it's not done on the fly and rather done by
yourself and distributed.

Dave...............
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> 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...
>
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