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Extracting clean text from a PDF

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I have Adobe 9 Pro installed. Can I use the pdf library from its .dlls to access objects from a PDF?
What I want to accomplish is to programmatically (so not manually) get the output as in the attached 2927oc NTL_rulesOnly.txt from 2927oc NTL.pdf.

The PDF has all sorts of special characters that I’d like to skip.

Is there another tool that I can integrate into a Visual Studio project and which can do that? 0181749251.zip
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Hello !

Look at this here : http://itextpdf.com/

It should do what you need.

Check here for an example : http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cs/PDFToText.aspx

Syldra
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You don't need to use external libraries.
Just use clipboard. Simply programatically open your document in any version of Acrobat Reader, then select all, copy, paste to txt file.
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