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Re: How to parse PDF

by andreas1234567 (Vicar)
on Aug 24, 2007 at 08:11 UTC ( #634811=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How to parse PDF

An external vendor generates over 100 PDF files every Sun.
The best long term solution could be to convince the vendor to export data in a format more suited for parsing than PDF, such as XML or CSV. A PDF file is often a combination of vector graphics, text, and raster graphics. This makes it significantly harder to parse than markup languages.
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Andreas

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Re^2: How to parse PDF
by BuddhaLovesPerl (Sexton) on Aug 26, 2007 at 03:56 UTC
    Thanks to all of the public and private suggestions. I will try each and report back on which ones worked for future leverage.

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