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Possible To Extract Information From an adobe pagemaker file?

 



skeloner
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Nov 19, 2002, 8:55 AM

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Possible To Extract Information From an adobe pagemaker file? Can't Post

Hi, this is my first time posting here and have a rather tuff question.

Is it possible using perl to extract information out of an adobe pagemaker file? My boss needs me to extract fax numbers and names out of our huge collection of adobe pagemaker files. Any help would be great, even if it's "yes" "no" or a "Point in the right direction"


Paul
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Nov 20, 2002, 3:13 AM

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Re: [skeloner] Possible To Extract Information From an adobe pagemaker file? [In reply to] Can't Post

I know you can manipulate PDF files but unfortunately I don't know of a way to manipulate pagemaker files.


(This post was edited by RedRum on Nov 20, 2002, 3:13 AM)


skeloner
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Nov 20, 2002, 6:59 AM

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Re: [skeloner] Possible To Extract Information From an adobe pagemaker file? [In reply to] Can't Post

Is there anyway for me to 'hack' the files with perl to look for values? As in, is it possible to search through the file and look for the binary value of the text string 'fax' and then extract the binary value of 9 numbers following it? Would this be a job better pulled off in c++ (I'm imagining it would, but perl is much faster in the coding aspect)

It's not really essential that i code a program to do this for me, but it would save me tons of time.

If i called up adobe, and begged them for the file specs, is it possible to extract the data once i know it's format? I've never dealt binary files like these in perl before, my only previous perl experiences have been strictly text files and databases and images. (normal web stuff)

 
 


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