Extracting text from PDF
sarah.reichelt at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 18:11:40 EST 2008
On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 8:47 AM, Richard Gaskin
<ambassador at fourthworld.com> wrote:
> Kay C Lan wrote:
> > use the launch command to force a pdf to open with TextEdit
> > use do to run this AppleScript:
> > tell application "TextEdit"
> > set tText to the text of document 1
> > end tell
> Maybe this is another Leopard thang, I dunno, I haven't set up my test
> stack for this yet, but in Tiger I can't get Text Edit to open a PDF in
> any meaningful way; that is, it just shows the raw PDF data but doesn't
> render it.
> So my question is whether TextEdit renders PDFs normally in Leopard, or
> if the behavior is the same as under Tiger then how does the "launch"
> command differ from dropping a file on the app's Dock icon?
Well I am using Leopard and I get the same as Richard, just a whole
heap of binary garbage. What's the trick Kay?
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