PDF

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Mon May 14 11:24:50 EDT 2018


If the table data is *actually* a table, as in a fillable form object, I export the data in an FDF file. This is a document containing all the form objects and their values. I have a handler which converts this data to an array. Would that help?

Bob S


> On May 13, 2018, at 10:38 , R.H. via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> Thank you, Richard, for your enlightening discussion on the ePub format
> and that we should start thinking that direction.
> 
>> Given PDF's role as a delivery vehicle, it's most commonly an extra
> step
>> added to the end of a publishing process.
> 
>> Have you asked that data provider if they have the data available in
> the
>> format it was in before they went to that extra final step to convert
> it
>> to PDF?
> 
> Sure, but it is rarely possible to receive such lists in table format (PDF)
> or in any other format unless specially authorized and getting in contact
> with developers. So, more often than less, all that is available are PDF's
> when it comes to the corporate world. As long as there is a structure in
> the PDF documents helping to identify for example columns and rows,
> paragraphs, and chapters, it can still be part of a workflow. Otherwise,
> pull your hairs. )





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