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Re: Reading PDF files

by snadra (Scribe)
on Jul 21, 2003 at 14:19 UTC ( #276294=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Reading PDF files


This is only a assumption, since I am at work, and cannot try if it is woking...
But you may want to try this:
Get the CPAN module HTML::HTMLDoc::PDF
It has a method called to_string wich seems to do what you want.
print $pdf->to_string();
I have no clue how it is handling images, wich are inside of the PDF.


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Re: Re: Reading PDF files
by Helter (Chaplain) on Jul 21, 2003 at 15:03 UTC
    I don't think this does what you think it does. From the documentation:
    This Module is the result of a HTML::HTMLDoc PDF-generation.
    So I think if you have generated the pdf object (from HTML) and want to write it to a file, this is the function you would use.

    I already have a pdf file, and want to get text, not pdf formated output.
    Thanks for the effort!

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