Iterating over PDF documents

Tomas 1cdq3arii001 at sneakemail.com
Fri Nov 12 15:44:41 CET 2004


"Peter Maas" <peter at somewhere.com> wrote in message 
news:cmv9j2$et5$1 at swifty.westend.com...
> I'm trying to edit a PDF document line-wise. This is more difficult
> than I thought, because PDF uses a mixture of all line terminators
> available in *X, Mac and Win so that utilizing "for line in file"
> is difficult.

If you're just going to extract some text or do searching, you can try the 
pdftotext utility and convert the document(s) to plain text. 
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/pdftotext.html (Windows).

-Tomas 





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