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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 9:12 pm 

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First let me say thank you for PDFsharp!

I'm using the PDFReader to low-level extract the charcters/text, etc, from a PDF. It seems that what the ContentReader.ReadContent() reads in and only has character information. It's very important that I extract (at the least) the Y-value position for the text.

So, I'm looking at PDFReader.Open() and I'm looking at the code and trying to step through it to see how the Document/Pages/Elements are put together and where I might do this, but I thought I would ask if there's an easier way to do this or if my approach is wrong.

Thank you!


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 5:54 am 
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PDF can be very complicated using indirection, composition, transformation, ...
Look at this sample:
http://pdfsharp.net/wiki/GetFile.aspx?F ... XForms.png

There is no simple general solution to tell which text is drawn where.
It'll be simpler if all your documents come from a single application.

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(Freelance Software Developer with several years of MigraDoc/PDFsharp experience)

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