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reading pdf file

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I was just thinking to make some simple application where i can read out the
contens of PDF file.
The idea looks quite easy, but :-) it's not.

In my epinion the main problem is that i need to read out just some part of
the document.

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The header ( name,lastname,phone) is always the same and its always on the
top but the part that i want to read out is

John, Smith ,123456789
Lou , Reed, 123456789
and so on...I dont need the rest of the data.

Additional problem is that there is some extra text under John, Lee....but
it's separeted with space.

I can't convert pdf 2 word but i will not get anything with it.
If i could convert to excel then i can read out colums.

Is there maybe some better or easyer solution ?

Sep 23 '08 #1
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Intos wrote:
I was just thinking to make some simple application where i can read out
the contens of PDF file.
Maybe you can use pdftotext and try to parse the text.
Sep 23 '08 #2

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