Automated PDF splitting

I am working with a much older system (late 80s S/36 - actually running SSP) lacking any PDF tools.  We are spooling up reports, printing them and then scanning them back in as OCR-readable PDFs.  Some of the reports have very complex code behind them so "tinkering" is out of the question.

Is there a way to read the PDFs and split them according to changes in text at a specific location on the document?  For example, the upper left has the date/time of printing followed by the customer name on the next row.  If we could split each time the customer name changed then it would save an incredible amount of time because we are currently separating by hand.  This would also allow us to email reports.

We have Adobe Acrobat XI Pro.

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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
I wrote an article and program here at EE that does exactly what you want. It's called How To Split-Rename-Move a Batch of PDF Files Based on Contents of the Files and is available here:

The article contains the full source code for the program, so you should be able to modify it easily to do the splitting as you require. But if you can't, let me know exactly what the splitting criterion is and I'll customize the program for you. Regards, Joe

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kbdaemonAuthor Commented:
Well-deserved points for this solution.  It is exactly what I need!  Will try to implement and let you know how it goes.  Thank you!
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome...and thanks for the kind words...much appreciated! If you have any problems I'll be happy to help. Regards, Joe
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