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Topic: Re: URGENT - How to select and entire page of text??
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58703
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:34 PM

At 8:36 PM -0500 11/21/00, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>I'm working on a program that parses and splits large PDF files into
>smaller ones,

Using what tools? Are you parsing the PDF file yourself, or
using an existing toolkit? If so, what toolkit?

>I need to grab some pages of text so I can use that text as a parsing guide.

How would the pages of text help you parse the PDF?

>What is the best way to select and entire page or multiple pages of
>text so I can use the GetText method?

Are you trying to do this through automating Acrobat? If so,
there are MUCH better ways to get the text out of a PDF document,
especially since your users would need the FULL Acrobat (NOT Reader)
and you could use it in an unattended fashion. (You do know that
Acrobat is NOT licensed for use on a server, right?).

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

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