Extracting text from PDF
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Fri Feb 22 14:59:35 EST 2008
Kay C Lan wrote:
> Probably no use to you Richard as I believe this is for personal use only as
> it requires PDF2RTFService from Devon Systems:
> So in Rev:
> launch tFileName with "/yourHD/Applications/TextEdit.app"
> the 8 line AppleScript looks like this:
> 1 tell application "TextEdit"
> 2 set theText to the text of document 1
> 3 make new document
> 4 set the path of document 1 to "/yourHD/Users/Shared/Untitled1.txt"
> 5 save document 1
> 6 close document 1
> 7 close document 1
> 8 end tell
Wonderful! That's actually exactly what I need, as this is just a
one-time tool for internal use only to help me build a textual index of
a collection PDF files. Thank you for the help -- much appreciated.
I should also thank Tom McGrath, who kindly sent me a fully functional
Automator action to do that too. It runs well but only in Leopard, and
it simplifies what I need to do to be able to generate the paths
dynamically in Rev, so the AppleScript solution is a better fit for this
task. Just the same, Tom I very much appreciate your taking the time to
put that together. You've always been such a very helpful member of
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