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PDF search and replace?

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:30 am
by Kevin O'Malley
I found Abacre by doing a google search for "PDF editor" and Search, replace, batch update, etc. The advertisement suggests that the search function works in PDF files, but does the replace function do so as well? I need to do a mass update of hundreds of PDF datasheets.

I found at: ... eview.html

What's new in this Major Update: * Feature: Search in PDF files (Adobe Acrobat should be installed).* Feature: Support of multi-language user interface.* Feature: "What you see"(tm) (WUC) HTML Search.* Feature: new replace actions: Cyclic Replace From File, Insert in Topand Insert in Bottom of file.* Feature: Possibility to specify Folders to Ignore. See main menu -Action - Options - Folders to Ignore tab.* Feature: Pause button.* Feature: New command line parameters: searchfor and replacewith* Feature: Search in hidden folders.* Feature: Just find option for Batch replace.* Feature: Add to Batch button.* Feature: Possibility to replace multiple lines in Batch* .....<snip>

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 7:55 am
by Abacre
As it was stated advertisement message: the program can only to search in PDF files.
But it can't replace text in PDF files.
It's a challenge for us to make replace in PDF files and we are
working on it.
Currently we use Adobe ActiveX for search but it's quite slow so we
will re-consider to use other means to search.