Parsing the .pdf file

Posted on 2005-03-29
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How to Parse the .PDF file and extract the text from it using C++.
are there any libraries or Components available.
Question by:kanthikumarp
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I once had a problem attempting to index the text of a pdf file. I no longer have the source, but I hacked it from the sourcs in XPDF http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/
.. Alan

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Adobe's specification for the PDF file format is available here:

There are plenty of commercial toolkits available to view and manipulate PDF files; however, your question might be a bit over-simplified.  There's a LOT to the PDF file format, and the complexity of the commercial toolkits reflects that.  Can you be more specific as to what you're needing?

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