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Topic: VB Extraction Prog for anyone who needs it
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 59729
From: asaywell
Date: 5/29/2002 05:40 PM

Hi All
In my company we have recently gone through the process of scanning large quantities of Paper Documents into TIF then through Capture. Unfortuantely not much thought was put into it and as a result each paper file (which may contain 100 logical documents) resulted in 1 PDF file. Given that the end use was to generate a searchable index using Catalog you can see that the 1pdf per paper file was a poor choice.

The Exchange method of dealing with this ie :-
extract and delete manually
save as

Grows tedious when your dealing with 1000's of logical documents.

What was neede was an Automated Front end. Unfortunately Im no coder, but thanks to the SDK and this site the basics were gleaned of how to do this. Ive cobled together a program that no doubt can be improved, however offers a useful relatively painless way of dealing with this issue

Im sure that others will inevitably be in the same position and to save you the 2 weeks of research (probably less if you know what your doing :<) ) my "scratchings" are attached. Alternatively email me at if you cant get/find it and want it. If you use it thats fine just drop me an email.

The program opens a PDF File and imediately creates a subdirectory with the same name as the PDF File (minus the .pdf)in the same directory as the file.

with the app you can move fwd, backwards, delete the current page and also create a new pdf file in the subdirectoy with the same name with an incremental number appendage ie stuff-0001.pdf from stuff.pdf

Andy Saywell
VB Newbie

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