Reading from a PDF

I’m looking for a way to read text off of a PDF document in Windows.
The catch is that this code will get packaged as an ocra executable and
be run from a pc that does not have Ruby installed. I’ve google
searched and everything I read talks about needing to modify something
within the /Windows/System32 folder. I won’t be able to make this
modification on the pcs that this will be run from (unless ocra does
something with it when it packages).

Are there any alternatives other than the PDFToolkit? I’m assuming the
toolkit will not work unless you make those /System32 changes?

On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 2:04 PM, Max P.
[email protected] wrote:

Are there any alternatives other than the PDFToolkit? I’m assuming the
toolkit will not work unless you make those /System32 changes?

PDF::Reader is pure ruby but quite low-level.

http://github.com/yob/pdf-reader

Gregory B. wrote:

On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 2:04 PM, Max P.
[email protected] wrote:

Are there any alternatives other than the PDFToolkit? �I’m assuming the
toolkit will not work unless you make those /System32 changes?

PDF::Reader is pure ruby but quite low-level.

http://github.com/yob/pdf-reader

Thanks for the reply. This looks like what I’m looking for. Man, it’s
amazing the difference in results you’ll get in google searching for
“reading from a pdf in ruby” than “pdf reader in ruby” :o)

thanks again!

Hey Max P. (chad locke)

did you ever get this to work for you?

-bobsmyph

http://www.darknet.org.uk/2009/10/origami-parse-analyze-forge-pdf-documents/

http://www.darknet.org.uk/2009/10/origami-parse-analyze-forge-pdf-documents/

origami is a Ruby framework designed to parse, analyze, and forge PDF
documents. This is NOT a PDF rendering library. It aims at providing a
scripting
toolhttp://www.darknet.org.uk/2009/10/origami-parse-analyze-forge-pdf-documents/#
to
generate and analyze malicious PDF files. As well, it can be used to
create
on-the-fly customized PDFs, or to inject (evil) code into already
existing
documents.

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