weismat has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello Monks, I would like to parse a rather simple, but large pdf file. I can copy and paste the content page wise, thus it does not contain images for the text. I looked at the PDF-API2 documentation and found it very unhandy. How would you approach to parse the text content a pdf document? Do you any hints I should look at? I found a lot to create, but nothing to parse PDF. Thanks!
Update: I want to stress out that no images are involved and I can use Window's copy and paste function. For the moment I have implemented an autoIt solution which creates a text file based on around 4000 copy and pastes. I would like to have a clean solution for the future.