Is there any Adobe's API/Library for object level extraction of text and table content from PDF?

Oct 25, 2018

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I need to extract text content (within paragraph or table) from a PDF. The extraction should be in the form of objects so that i can get the exact content from PDF. So, Am looking for API/library that can be integrated with my application. Suggest me ..

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Is there any Adobe's API/Library for object level extraction of text and table content from PDF?

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I need to extract text content (within paragraph or table) from a PDF. The extraction should be in the form of objects so that i can get the exact content from PDF. So, Am looking for API/library that can be integrated with my application. Suggest me ..

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There are no paragraphs or tables in most PDFs unless they are tagged. But you can get the actual PDF graphical objects. You you read the PDF Reference?

Doyou want this solution forbend users who ha e licensed Acrobat Pro only?

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I want to extract tables from pdf as json objects using OCR capability of adobe sdk. Is extraction of tables supported???

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There are no tables in PDF. Only text (with positions) and lines (with shapes). Advanced C++ programmers can write plug-ins to get this info. After that, it is entirely guesswork whether you have a table. (Exception: tagged files; this adds a meta layer describing tables but extraction is tough).

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There are also some Java libraries that (attempt) to do it. The results vary greatly, based on many parameters, of course.

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