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Topic: Re: Pulling apart PDFs
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58322
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:31 PM

At 06:57 PM 8/8/2001 -0400, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>Given some PDF. The basic format of the content of the PDF is some
>graphics stuff for the background and some text for the foreground. What I
>want to do is separate the text portions from the background portions then
>be able to change the text and reassemble them back into a valid PDF. Does
>anyone know if this is possible?

Anything is possible - it's just software ;). However, you have
picked a pretty complex problem to solve...

The real question is on what OS platform do you plan to deploy
this software on? Client or server? Do you want to develop an Acrobat
plug-in or a stand alone application? What development language(s) do you
plan to use?

If you can provide more details about your target platform,
development environment, etc. we can help you choose the right tools and
help push you in the correct directions.


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

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