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Topic: Re: Simple Text Changes to a PDF file
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58552
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:33 PM

At 10:12 AM -0500 12/11/00, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>I want to automatically remove a text pattern (or replace it) from a
>batch of PDF files on a daily basis. If it was a regular text file I
>could use sed (for example) to remove/replace text. Can anyone
>recommend a similar tool for use with PDF files ?
There aren't any such tools. PDF isn't a simple format, and
changes to the contents requires changes to a number of other
locations in the document. There are some libraries that you could
use to write such a tool if you really needed to. However, you
should also consider that since PDF documents don't "reflow" removing
or changing data will change the look of the document.

Why can't you do this on the original source documents?

Leonard Rosenthol
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Digital Applications (215) 440-0504 (fax)

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