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  1. #1
    Josh Guest

    How do I access the adobe acrobat Text capture?


    I have a program which will convert images from .tif to .pdf, but the PDF's

    do not have not had the "hidden text" captured yet. I'm wondering if there

    is a way to access the Paper Capture function in VB. Otherwise, I'll
    have to run Paper Capture after all the conversions. Which sort of defeats
    the point of writhing this program

    Thanks in advance for your help

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    Paul Guest

    Re: How do I access the adobe acrobat Text capture?


    Hi Josh,

    You can do this but its not painless.

    You can get the Adobe Acrobat API which contains the Adobe Capture API.
    You can use the Adobe Capture capserv.exe as an OLE server and it will convert
    your PDF's so that the "hidden text" is visable i.e. like a paper capture
    from the capture plug in in Acrobat. This will as you know let you search
    for words etc..

    Now the big bummer is...

    The Capture API is not exported by the Capture plugin.
    What you need is the fully blown Adobe Capture 2.0 Server with dongle.
    You can then use the Capture API to do what you need.

    You can use it to process batches automatically or single PDF's.
    There is a limit of documents being smaller than 14" x 14" otherwise it wont
    capture the document.

    Hope this helps or at least stops you going mad looking for the solution
    like I did!



    "Josh" <JoshW347@NoSpamAOL.com> wrote:
    >
    >I have a program which will convert images from .tif to .pdf, but the PDF's
    >
    >do not have not had the "hidden text" captured yet. I'm wondering if there
    >
    >is a way to access the Paper Capture function in VB. Otherwise, I'll
    >have to run Paper Capture after all the conversions. Which sort of defeats
    >the point of writhing this program
    >
    >Thanks in advance for your help



  3. #3
    Josh Guest

    Re: How do I access the adobe acrobat Text capture?


    Thanks Paul, I appreciate it.

    "Paul" <pauld@cimage.com> wrote:
    >
    >Hi Josh,
    >
    >You can do this but its not painless.
    >
    >You can get the Adobe Acrobat API which contains the Adobe Capture API.
    >You can use the Adobe Capture capserv.exe as an OLE server and it will convert
    >your PDF's so that the "hidden text" is visable i.e. like a paper capture
    >from the capture plug in in Acrobat. This will as you know let you search
    >for words etc..
    >
    >Now the big bummer is...
    >
    >The Capture API is not exported by the Capture plugin.
    >What you need is the fully blown Adobe Capture 2.0 Server with dongle.
    >You can then use the Capture API to do what you need.
    >
    >You can use it to process batches automatically or single PDF's.
    >There is a limit of documents being smaller than 14" x 14" otherwise it

    wont
    >capture the document.
    >
    >Hope this helps or at least stops you going mad looking for the solution
    >like I did!
    >
    >
    >
    >"Josh" <JoshW347@NoSpamAOL.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>I have a program which will convert images from .tif to .pdf, but the PDF's
    >>
    >>do not have not had the "hidden text" captured yet. I'm wondering if there
    >>
    >>is a way to access the Paper Capture function in VB. Otherwise, I'll
    >>have to run Paper Capture after all the conversions. Which sort of defeats
    >>the point of writhing this program
    >>
    >>Thanks in advance for your help

    >



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