Reading PDF - a cry for help

Mark Wieder mwieder at
Fri Sep 30 11:53:35 EDT 2011


Thursday, September 29, 2011, 10:55:35 AM, you wrote:

> As some folks may remember, I have posted to this list a number of time
> on the need for being able to open and read PDF content (text and 
> images) in LiveCode. We at Researchware have, I think, thoroughly 
> explored this topic. It all boils down to the fact you need 3rd party
> technology that can read the PDF format and render it and/or extract the
> text from it.

IIRC you were looking not just to extract the content but to keep the
page formatting, and that requires not just extracting the binary
content (easy enough to do) but extracting all the page layout
commands and executing them in your own interpreter. That's a bit more
of a task.

-Mark Wieder
 mwieder at

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