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Topic: RE: Vb and reader
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58721
From: Dave
Date: 5/29/2002 05:34 PM


The main document you need to concentrate from the SDK is the IACREF and
IACOVR.pdf files. IAC is InterApplication Communication and allows a VB
(and other) programmer to access/automate features and functions within

Before you get too stuck in, download some of the code from the IAC section
on CodeCuts ( . This will give a good understanding
of how IAC works with VB/Acrobat.

You will then be able to reuse some of the codecuts code (be careful of
copyright) to add your findtext function.

Also, you should also be aware there are some 'bugs' in the way text is
retrieved using IAC and Version 4.00 of Acrobat - this has been fixed in

If this is still to overwhelming have you considered not using VB and
perhaps sticking with Acrobat Catalog Indexes?

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> im new to adobe and dont really know too much about VB either. I am
> looking to search on a pdf file with about 2000 pages for a specific piece
> of text. How would i go about doing this in vb, please be specific. im
> not real familiar with all of this. I have downloaded SDK and have
> acrobat 4.0. It seems a bit overwhelming, and i start to confuse myself
> with mixing up dde, ole, api....HELP!

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