Extracting text from PDF

Thomas McGrath III 3mcgrath at comcast.net
Wed Feb 20 23:32:26 EST 2008

In Automator 2.0.1(156) there is a whole section for PDFs. The one in  
question is "Extract PDF Text"

I am using 10.5.2

Which makes me ask if it is possible to create an automator in 10.5  
and use it in 10.4 ???
I never tried this before. Tell me what you want and maybe we can try  


On Feb 20, 2008, at 10:13 PM, Terry Judd wrote:

> 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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