@John – you could write that information to a text file.
An InDesign script could pick that up.
for example Kasyan provided a example to access acrobat by bridgetalk -> His case: ID to Acrobat.
I did a short test on PC and Mac, but the example doesn't work for me as acrobat doesn't seem to be accessable by bridgetalk on both machines. (5.5 - X)
A quick googlerequest shows a few equal results.
So you've got to test under which circumstandes it'll works. Working on Mac would provide the ability to use AS.
@John – can you use the export functions of Acrobat Pro?
In Acrobat Pro v9.x:
File / Export / Text / Text(Plain)
Alas, this needs to be automated. The script must do it. But the very fact that it can be done manually leads me to believe that there must be a way with JS.
The trick with BridgeTalk worked for me only in InDesign 5.0.3, Acrobat 8.0.0, Windows XP SP3. In all other versions (and on Mac) Acrobat is unavailable. (You can get the list of available applications by running BridgeTalk.getTargets() in ESTK). Here is a long discussion on the subject.
In my practice I often mix different scripting languages: JS, AS and VB.
If you're on Mac, you can run your acrobat js like so:
tell application Acrobat
set myScript to "app.alert('Hey!');"
do script myScript
(I am on PC at the moment and typing this from memory)
I never use a temporary text file for storing/passing data (say, from InDesign to another application). I simply pass them directly as variables:
Hope this helps.