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From Kevin Brown <kb1...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: OFF TOPIC -- Extracting PDF tables by selecting them?
Date Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:35:43 GMT
Thanks a lot, Adam. I haven't had any luck finding helpful info so far, but
will hunker down to search the archives this week.

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 12:51 PM, <Adam@swmc.com> wrote:

> I know you can extract text based on a region, and I also remember seeing
> many e-mails about improvements in preserving spacing in text extraction.
> If you haven't already, search the mailing list archives and see if any of
> those e-mails help you.  I haven't done any text extraction myself, but I
> hopefully someone else on the list will be able to point you in the right
> direction.
> ----
> Thanks,
> Adam
> From:
> Kevin Brown <kb1381@gmail.com>
> To:
> users@pdfbox.apache.org
> Date:
> 03/16/2011 08:23
> Subject:
> OFF TOPIC -- Extracting PDF tables by selecting them?
> Sorry, I understand pdfbox probably won't be able to do this.... but
> perhaps
> it can? :)
> We use this software from BCL called Jade that allowed you to select a
> 'zone' on a PDF page and extract it to text in such a way that the spacing
> and line breaking was preserved. It did (and does!) a better job of this
> than any other tool we have ever tried. But they no longer make or support
> it! Just wondering if any of you PDF mavens have found a tool or method
> for
> doing this which works really well? It seems impossible to do
> programmatically unless you know the parameters of the text -- one needs
> to
> select it manually.  For example, we use this a lot for odd tables.
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