How to programmatically read or search through pdf file?
Posted on 2004-11-15
Dear pdf experts:
Every week, I received approximately 575 statistical data REPORTS in the pdf format.
I need to electronically file these reports by sender and the only way that i can get the name of the sender is to read/open up the pdf report. So rather than do it manually "which is what I am doing now", I would like to know if there are ways for me programmatically read the pdf file and extracting the name of the sender and put it their appropriate electronic folders.
Please note: the name of the pdf reports is not same from week to week. But inside the pdf report, the report format is ALWAYS the same for all of them. The name of the sender is always located in the upper left hand corner (1" margin) and also located in the lower right corner (1" margin).
In order for me to programmatically read these files, do I need to have Adobe Writer? if yes, do you have sample codes?
If no, then can I use VB.net? Please tell me where to look for sample codes or please give some URLs to look into.