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Reading from a PDF file using ASP.NET

How to extract data from a PDF file

2:31 pm on Sep 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hey guys,

Here's one for you all...has anyone ever read text from a PDF file, using ASP.NET?

I know PDF isn't the same as CSV, XLS, etc (ahem...understatement!), but has it ever been done, or should I just give up now?

Any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!



2:42 pm on Sept 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I haven't tried this myself yet, but we are looking into using something like this ourselves for some simple PDF indexing.


Hope it helps

3:55 pm on Sept 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

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If you want indexing only, you can use Adobe's IFilter plugin for index server.