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[15 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

Have you ever wondered why it’s so hard to edit text in a PDF? Or extract that text into another file format?
PDF Architect and a Senior Principal Scientist, Jim King, has written a blog post, Text Content in PDF Files, explaining the reason for this.
The PDF design is very tailored to the creator being able to quite directly and without ambiguity, specify the exact output desired. That is a strong virtue for PDF and the price of more difficult text extraction is a price worth paying for that design.
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