Without form fields such tasks are *very *difficult to implement. They're
basically only possible if the files have an identical layout and the text
you want to extract can be identified by its location/textual
context/format. From your description it sounds like your files have a lot
of variation between them. If that's the case it will be nearly impossible,
or at least very complex, to extract the data you're after in a reliable
If you're interested I'm happy to take a look at some sample files and let
you know whether I think it's feasible or not. You can send them to me
privately at try6767 at gmail.com, or upload them to a file-sharing website
(Dropbox, Google Drive, Adobe Cloud, etc.) and post the links to them here.
On Sun, May 28, 2017 at 1:34 AM, benp37273899 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thank you for your response and offer to help, I sincerely appreciate it. You are right about the variance- each customer's output is different due to their particular purchasing software, plus there is some variance within PDFs due to number of items.
Before I go any further trying to set up a sorting process for each, I'll find out if my customers are willing to provide a file summary to accompany their POs. That would not only simplify things for me, it should ensure greater accuracy. If this approach doesn't work, then I'd like to take you up on your offer.
I hope you are having a nice weekend- thanks again!
Thank you for the advice, JR. PDFZone appears to be an excellent approach, although I did notice there is still room for error and this is a concern to me. If I cannot get the data I need directly from my customers, I am certainly going to give this software a try.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday, thanks again for your help!