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Topic: RE: Text search in a pdf file using visual basic 6
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58640
From: Deleted User
Date: 5/29/2002 05:33 PM

Justin,

To get started using IAC you need to reference the Acrobat.tlb file from the
\Acrobat 4.0\Acrobat directory. This library contains all the object
reference you need to automate Acrobat.

Use the IACREF.pdf file and look at the FindText method, there are other
methods which are linked to this one, but this should get you started.

Dave........
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Example Code:
Dim Exch As Acrobat.CAcroApp
Dim AVDoc As Acrobat.CAcroAVDoc
Dim AVPageView As Acrobat.CAcroAVPageView
Dim PDDoc As Acrobat.CAcroPDDoc
Dim PDPage As Acrobat.CAcroPDPage
Dim PDText As Acrobat.CAcroPDTextSelect

Set Exch = CreateObject("AcroExch.App")
Set AVDoc = CreateObject("AcroExch.AVDoc")
Set PDDoc = CreateObject("AcroExch.PDDoc")

Exch.Show
AVDoc.Open "c:\temp\file1.pdf", ""

Set AVPageView = AVDoc.GetAVPageView
Set PDDoc = AVDoc.GetPDDoc

'/ Find the Text
AVDoc.FindText "SomeText", False, False, False

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> I am a VB 6 programmer and new to pdf world.
> I would like to develop a vb program to open a pdf file and search the pdf
> file using vb code (not with acrobat reader find button). I just
> downloaded SDK from Adobe and tried to figure out how to do this. First,
> from reading the documents in the SDK I realized that the PDF Library
> would be the best solution but I could not locate PDFL40.dll. Second, I
> tried to get IAC to work, but I could not find the correct library
> referenced. So, basically I can only open a pdf using the OCX. Could
> anyone help me with this basic problem?
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