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I am using pdftotext to extract text from multipage pdf's and it works great. I need to look for certain lines counting from the top of each page. I can find out how many pages are in the pdf and I see that pdftotext has first page / last page parameters but was looking for a way to do this more efficiently then say, invoking multiple file handles on the same document (running a page loop with the pdftotext filehandle within the loop).

Below is the code I am using to extract the data of the entire document

my $i=0; open (FILE, "pdftotext -layout multipage.pdf - |"); while(<FILE>) { $i++; my($line) = $_; print "\n<div class=\"line\"><div>$i</div>$line</div>"; } close FILE;

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