Extracting text from PDF

Terry Judd tsj at unimelb.edu.au
Wed Feb 20 21:13:06 CST 2008


On 21/2/08 2:02 PM, "Richard Gaskin" <ambassador at fourthworld.com> wrote:

> Luis wrote:
> 
>> Richard Gaskin wrote:
>>> 
>>> Is there an easy way to do this in script?
>> 
>> Well, on OS X there's an Automator action that can extract the text
>> from a PDF, so I'd assume it's AppleScriptable. Don't know on the
>> Windows side of things.
> 
> Thank you, Luis. This is just a one-off, so Automator would be fine.
> But I looked through there earlier and couldn't find such an action (OS
> X 10.4.11).  Is this new to Leopard, or did I just miss something?

I couldn't find it either (10.4.11 here as well) and Preview isn't
applescriptable so you might have to resort to scripting Adobe Reader
(ugly?)

Terry...




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