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Topic: Re: Viewing thumbnail with PDThumb
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58745
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:34 PM

At 11:16 AM -0400 9/24/00, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>Is it possible somehow using the PDThumb object, to read the
>thumbnail data and show it in my application using API interface?
>How do I start using the API interface using VB?

The API "interface" is only available to Acrobat plug-ins,
which are written in C/C++. You could probably write a simple
plug-in that would export stuff via COM to VB, but there isn't
anything (that I know of) to help you currently.

>How sure can I be that the thumbnails is actually an exact snapshot
>of the original page?

You can't!

Even if a document has thumbnails (which aren't very common
to begin with!), then it's most likely that they were created when
the document was created. If the document has been
edited/modified/changed in any way since their creation, the
thumbnails will be out of sync.

>If I created thumbnails using the PDDocCreateThumbs would they be
>good enough for proof reading?
By whom? They are VERY small bitmaps of the pages, so they
are pretty limiting for reading text, especially for standard

What's wrong with proofing the actual document?

Leonard Rosenthol
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