Extracting text from PDF
sarah.reichelt at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 18:54:56 EST 2008
On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 9:43 AM, J. Landman Gay
<jacque at hyperactivesw.com> wrote:
> Richard Gaskin 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?
> Do you have the PDF2RTF service installed? It's required. It's working
> for me in Tiger.
Aaah, THAT'S the trick. Thanks Jacque.
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