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Extracting text from a PDF document?

Posted on 2002-04-09
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I'm building a small program that can extract all the text and metadata from a PDF document.

Speed is important so preferably no OLE automation solutions.

What library or SDK do I need for this! Is this a big task??
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Adobe's Acrobat can do it:

http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/1c356.htm

There are free/open source solutions:

http://research.compaq.com/SRC/virtualpaper/pstotext.html

Here is a company with a library you can link into your app:

http://www.totalint.com/products/developer/PDFextractor.asp
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Thanks! Just what I needed!
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kbb2,
Could you please close this question, by awarding jhnace the points.
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