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Achieving searchable pdf reading

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I'm here asking for some help because I'm really short of time. I dont even know if "short of time" exist in english.

I need to write a script that reads the text of a searchable pdf... how can i do that?

I just need the script to find a certain line and read some information from it, so I can rename o-to-matic-ally a bunch of pdf files.

Thanks in advance :D

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I've had the same need. After spending "some" time to find a current complete documentation about PDF format free of charge, I digged into it and realized it would need more time to make it work than I could spare.

So I found an external tool which does the text extraction fine and bought it (it's cheap, circa 15..20$). I can give you a pointer in a couple of hours.

There are freely available text extractors but I needed the position in page of each text fragment.

If you don't need that much detail Acrobat Reader offers the Write To >> Text option but I can't ascertain it will work for your PDFs.


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Another excellent RegExp tutorial. Don't forget downloading your copy of up-to-date pcretest.exe and pcregrep.exe here
RegExp tutorial: enough to get started
PCRE v8.33 regexp documentation latest available release and currently implemented in AutoIt beta.

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SQL tutorial (covers "generic" SQL, but most of it applies to SQLite as well)
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SQLite official website with full documentation (may be newer than the SQLite library that comes standard with AutoIt)

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