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Subject: RE: PDF to Text
Thread ID: 395614 Message ID: 395888 # Views: 42 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 SP2 Category: Classes and Objects
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 5:28:50 AM         
   


> Hi Irfan,
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> as far as I know Foxpro can not do this without use of other software like Adobe acrobat or an other pdf to text utility.
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> There are several utilities to do this but beware what you buy.
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> Last oktober I paid 42 USD to purchase ptcmd, a command line pdf to text extractor from a-pdf.com because I was asked if it was possible to build a simple document management system with automated pdf to text extraction without buying the quite expensive adobe acrobat.
> I payed and received a download link from a-pdf.com and downloaded a zip which should contain the ptcmd utily.
> Did not have to use it until last week and found out the zip only contained the free user interactive version.
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> I tried to contact a-pdf through their mail form, no reaction, sent them mails,
> A-pdf does not respond to my emails, as long as I dont get a reaction from a-pdf it looks like I got ripped off.
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> My idea is now to try to get the interactive version I received, which converts the pdfs very well, work without user interaction with autoit, an other utility.
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> If Adobe Acrobat is installed already extracting text from a pdf through vfp is quite easy.
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> Willem
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> > Dear Experts,
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> > Is it possible to convert PDF file into text file (or into Excel sheet which is actually required) by using FILETOSTR or FOPEN or some other way in VFP? Please guide.
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> > Thanks alot
> > IRFAN

Thanks alot for this brief.
I am also looking for some readymade class or command line utility which can produce text or excel sheet. Phantom PDF has shown wonderful result in converting PDF to excel or into other formats i.e. Word, but I need something could be integrated (or automated) with existing VFP program.

Thanks again.
Best regards,

IRFAN

ENTIRE THREAD

PDF to Text Posted by Mohammad Irfan @ 1/16/2014 1:31:11 PM
RE: PDF to Text Posted by David Mustakim @ 1/16/2014 1:35:09 PM
RE: PDF to Text Posted by Willem van Oosten @ 1/17/2014 10:13:59 AM
RE: PDF to Text Posted by Enrique Ramos @ 1/18/2014 2:11:49 AM
RE: PDF to Text Posted by Willem van Oosten @ 1/19/2014 11:14:16 PM
RE: PDF to Text Posted by Mohammad Irfan @ 1/21/2014 5:34:32 AM
RE: PDF to Text Posted by Mohammad Irfan @ 1/21/2014 5:28:50 AM
RE: PDF to Text Posted by Anders Altberg @ 1/20/2014 5:44:40 PM
RE: PDF to Text Posted by tom knauf @ 1/21/2014 10:27:17 AM