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how to read PDF file ?

by baharin (Initiate)
on Jun 08, 2011 at 02:57 UTC ( #908610=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
baharin has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:


Could somebody guide me how to read and print PDF file in perl ?.

Is there any module i have to install ?.

Please help me. As your info, I am running the perl using cygwin or unix environment

Thank you,


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Re: how to read PDF file ?
by wind (Priest) on Jun 08, 2011 at 03:08 UTC

      PDF::API2 is also quite useful for manipulating PDF's.

      What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof. - Christopher Hitchens
Re: how to read PDF file ?
by kcott (Chancellor) on Jun 08, 2011 at 08:48 UTC

    Depending on your needs and experience with PDF, PDF::API2::Simple may prove to be a gentler introduction than PDF::API2.

    -- Ken

Re: how to read PDF file ?
by BioLion (Curate) on Jun 08, 2011 at 09:41 UTC

    If you have time to play, you could also check out some of the other modules on CPAN that have good ratings or are recently updated/submitted/maintained: PDF mods on CPAN.

    Please feedback to the Monastery if any prove particularly good!

    Hope this helps,

    Just a something something...

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