10 Replies Latest reply on Apr 29, 2009 9:13 AM by scadoosh

    Programatically extract information from PDF

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      I am very green to Adobe/Java programming, so this is just a plausibility question not really a how to question.  Is it possible to take text from a PDF document that isn't a form?  I have heard about  database integration with forms  but what if the document doesn't have recoginzed fields?

       

      The department of labor has an online form that prints to PDF.  Much of the information that is typed there must be re-typed over and over again in communications with employers.  I'm wondering if we could take the information from the PDF and put it in a database to be merged in our office-created forms.

       

      Sorry if my question is totally out there and thanks for any help.