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Topic: Re: What's reason for different order of data
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58779
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:34 PM

At 12:56 PM -0500 2/14/01, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>Can any one answer the question: when I capture the data from
>Internet page(PDF format) and save it in the local machine with TEXT
>file. but the data order is differnt from the page. what the reason?

HOW are you saving it to your local machine as text?
Selecting it in Acrobat? With which selection tool? Using a 3rd
party application? On what OS platform?

The main thing to understand is that the order of text
internally to a PDF document is NOT necessary the visual order of the
document, and therefore extracting the information in a "usable"
fashion is a HARD problem. Some programs (and tools) do a better job
than others.

Leonard Rosenthol
Sr. Software Engineer (215) 922-3509 (voice)
Digital Applications (215) 440-0504 (fax)

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