Does anyone know of a way to obtain the page layout
information from the PDF? I'm not talking about the document
creator or other pdf information that is pretty much useless. I
need the real information, like position of pdf elements and what
text and images are within the containers.
Applications suchs a
QContent have been
doing this for years, but I don't understand how this can be
automatic (manually it's easy). I was looking forward to Adobe
ColdFusion having more manipulation of pdf documents (even though
it's going in the right direction). Is this something I should
continue to try or can it not be done with ColdFusion?
You might want to look into using iText. its a free Java
library for building/modifying/examining PDF documents AND its most
likely already installed on your machine if you are using CF6+.
iText gives you a lot more control over accessing different
elements inside the PDF, but the downside is you'll have to access
it using the whole "writing java code inside of CF" thing in order
to access it.