So I want to script this in Perl with its OLE facilities. There is a known way to do it with Perl, but it saves a print image of the page. I want the format I get when I save as text from the Acrobat file menu (not the same thing).
I've hunted around in the API docs and I can't find anything. There is a SaveAs method (I think under PDDoc) but it doesn't seem to offer any way to specify the file type, which defaults to pdf. There is also a MenuItemExecute method, but again it offers no way to specify the text type for Save As.