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any working PDF parsers ?

by opensourcer (Monk)
on Sep 22, 2010 at 18:42 UTC ( #861335=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
opensourcer has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi, are there any working pdf parser available for perl, because I have tried all them. Following is output of PDF module.
Bad object reference ' ' at test.pl line 6 Bad object reference ' ' at test.pl line 6 Bad object reference ' ' at test.pl line 6
and the perl code is
use Data::Dumper; use PDF; $filename ="out.pdf"; $pdf=PDF->new($filename);
I have also tried PDF::Parser, CAM::PDF and PDF::FDF::Simple. I'm trying every one of them on debian lenny (5.0.6) and perl, v5.10.0

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Re: any working PDF parsers ?
by Corion (Pope) on Sep 22, 2010 at 18:56 UTC

    Are you sure that your file is a valid PDF file? Because PDF (resp. PDF/Core.pm raises that error message when the file contains an invalid object reference line.

      I tried like 15 pdf's

        As far as I'm aware, people use PDF::API2 successfully. I don't know about the others.

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