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Extract text from EPS-file?

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Hi!

Is it possible to extract text from an EPS-file using .Net?

In this scenario, I need to process ads stored as EPS-files and extract all
text (for fulltext-indexing purposes). I looked into OCR, but that is too
expensive for this project (> 5000$).

Any help and pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Klaus Jensen, Software Developer
Agilator.dk
Nov 28 '05 #1
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"Klaus Jensen" <sp******@burninhell.com> wrote in message news:OT**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Hi!

Is it possible to extract text from an EPS-file using .Net?

In this scenario, I need to process ads stored as EPS-files and extract all text (for fulltext-indexing purposes). I
looked into OCR, but that is too expensive for this project (> 5000$).

Any help and pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Klaus Jensen, Software Developer
Agilator.dk


Doing it manually I'd simply convert the EPS file to
a PDF (e.g. GhostScript) and then select the text
from within Acrobat to copy/paste into Notepad.
Indeed you can do the entire conversion within
Acrobat Pro (not sure if the free Reader has this
ability--I don't use it).

Even if you have to splash out for Adobe Acrobat
Pro it'd certainly cost a lot less than $5000 and can
be automated to a degree with the batch processor.

Nov 29 '05 #2

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