Does anyone have a VB6 program (and source) which will read a PDF file and replace text within it, saving it to a new output name (also a PDF file)?
This program should be written entirely without ANY external controls, com, dll, components, etc., unless you can guarantee they are absolutely free and that it isn't a wild goose chase to find them. I say this because I have read every link on this site regarding VB6/PDF questions, and the majority of them require an external component be added or else send the questioneer on a chase to other sites, many of which no longer bring up the page that was recommended.
So, again I am hoping that someone has written a program, perhaps from having read the PDFSPEC.pdf document from Adobe (as I am doing now) or a similar spec document, and has incorporated that into a sweet VB6 program which can modify/replace text in a PDF file, putting it out into another one.
Please do not refer me to 3rd party vendors which charge hundreds of dollars. I have far more points to award here on Experts Exchange than I do money. :)
1000 points to anyone who provides the solution as requested. :)
Extra points beyond that if your program can operate in a batch mode, i.e. read an input PDF, also read a text file containing the text to find and replace, and create a separate output file.