[thelist] Reading a PDF file with PHP?

Brooking, John John.Brooking at sappi.com
Mon Sep 18 08:10:39 CDT 2006

>From: "Max Schwanekamp" <lists at neptunewebworks.com>
>> From: Brooking, John
>> I've Googled and also looked at php.net several times, and have not 
>> found any good answers to the questions "Can I read a PDF file with 
>> PHP?" and "Why can't I find any examples of reading a PDF?"
>No time for a proper reply, but I did recall that I had this among my
>It's open source, so you ought to be able to glean some info from that.
>Googling for pdf2html yields a number of similar tools, shareware etc.

Thanks, Max, that does help! I wasn't thinking in terms of converting to
HTML and parsing that (or better, XML), therefore did not Google for it,
but in hindsight that makes perfect sense. I should be able to take it
from here.

- John

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