I am using MS Access 2010 VBA and acrobat X, and AcroExchg. I can manipulate and search pdf documents without difficulty. I would like to programmatically capture the text in a rectangle that I have drawn on the document with a mouse. It appears that If I can obtain the bounding rectangle that I could use AcroExchg.PDTextSelect to retrieve the text. Is there a way to retrieve the coordinates of a mouse drawn rectangle in a pdf document. In other words the equivalent of select, copy and later paste the text into another document?
Message was edited by: jgm835
I have reviewed posts from the adobe forum that indicate that obtaining the coordinates from a user drawn selection are not available through automation with AcroExch, but that function would be available .through a plug in. Unless there is information to the contrary I will look to using menu commands in Acrobat