I want get the text contents and positions from a PDF file

Hi,

I already have bought VeryPDF to Any Converter and I would like to evaluate pdf-extract-tool. I am interested in the text position functionality. I have downloaded it but can't get it to work.

Can someone help out.

Thanks
Customer
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Thanks for your message, you can download and purchase "PDF Extract Tool Command Line" from this web page,

http://www.verypdf.com/app/pdf-extract-tool/try-and-buy.html#buy
http://www.verypdf.com/dl2.php/verypdf_pdf_extract_tool.zip
http://www.verypdf.com/order.php?order=soft&s=102518&p=102518-162084813&q=1&v=0&d=0

after you download it, you can run following command lines to extract text and position from PDF file and save to a text file,

pdfextract.exe -outfolder D:\out\ D:\in.pdf
pdfextract.exe -textpos D:\in.pdf D:\out.txt
pdfextract.exe -textpos -nopgbrk D:\in.pdf D:\out.txt
pdfextract.exe -$ "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX" -textpos test-form.pdf _test-form-pos.txt

the converted text file contains following information, you can write a script to parse the position for each word easily,

Page #1] *** initial words ***

word: x=242.30..293.90 y=49.94..61.93 base=59.50 fontSize=13.94 'Request'
word: x=298.62..315.08 y=49.94..61.93 base=59.50 fontSize=13.94 'for'
word: x=319.80..376.42 y=49.94..61.93 base=59.50 fontSize=13.94 'Taxpayer'
word: x=491.92..510.83 y=52.40..60.43 base=58.80 fontSize=8.96 'Give'
word: x=513.89..533.95 y=52.40..60.43 base=58.80 fontSize=8.96 'form'
word: x=537.01..545.64 y=52.40..60.43 base=58.80 fontSize=8.96 'to'
word: x=548.70..562.31 y=52.40..60.43 base=58.80 fontSize=8.96 'the'
word: x=46.85..63.02 y=55.78..62.13 base=60.75 fontSize=6.97 'Form'
word: x=70.22..108.70 y=42.83..65.27 base=60.75 fontSize=23.90 'W-9'
word: x=46.85..62.60 y=64.54..70.90 base=69.52 fontSize=6.97 '(Rev.'
word: x=64.95..97.37 y=64.54..70.90 base=69.52 fontSize=6.97 'November'
word: x=99.72..117.04 y=64.54..70.90 base=69.52 fontSize=6.97 '2005)'
word: x=491.92..535.55 y=62.36..70.39 base=68.76 fontSize=8.96 'requester.'
word: x=538.62..550.74 y=62.36..70.39 base=68.76 fontSize=8.96 'Do'
word: x=553.81..567.75 y=62.36..70.39 base=68.76 fontSize=8.96 'not'
word: x=187.09..269.66 y=64.87..76.86 base=74.44 fontSize=13.94 'Identification'
word: x=274.38..322.35 y=64.87..76.86 base=74.44 fontSize=13.94 'Number'
word: x=327.07..349.66 y=64.87..76.86 base=74.44 fontSize=13.94 'and'
word: x=354.38..431.65 y=64.87..76.86 base=74.44 fontSize=13.94 'Certification'
word: x=46.85..78.43 y=75.31..80.76 base=79.58 fontSize=5.98 'Department'
word: x=80.48..85.68 y=75.31..80.76 base=79.58 fontSize=5.98 'of'
word: x=87.74..96.15 y=75.31..80.76 base=79.58 fontSize=5.98 'the'
word: x=98.21..121.35 y=75.31..80.76 base=79.58 fontSize=5.98 'Treasury'
word: x=491.92..512.66 y=72.32..80.35 base=78.72 fontSize=8.96 'send'
word: x=515.72..524.35 y=72.32..80.35 base=78.72 fontSize=8.96 'to'
word: x=527.41..541.02 y=72.32..80.35 base=78.72 fontSize=8.96 'the'
word: x=544.08..561.49 y=72.32..80.35 base=78.72 fontSize=8.96 'IRS.'
word: x=46.85..66.68 y=82.28..87.73 base=86.55 fontSize=5.98 'Internal'
word: x=68.81..92.18 y=82.28..87.73 base=86.55 fontSize=5.98 'Revenue'
word: x=94.31..114.13 y=82.28..87.73 base=86.55 fontSize=5.98 'Service'
word: x=75.46..93.93 y=92.56..98.92 base=97.54 fontSize=6.97 'Name'
word: x=96.29..105.33 y=92.56..98.92 base=97.54 fontSize=6.97 '(as'
word: x=107.69..128.22 y=92.56..98.92 base=97.54 fontSize=6.97 'shown'
word: x=130.59..138.46 y=92.56..98.92 base=97.54 fontSize=6.97 'on'
word: x=140.83..154.52 y=92.56..98.92 base=97.54 fontSize=6.97 'your'
word: x=156.88..179.74 y=92.56..98.92 base=97.54 fontSize=6.97 'income'
word: x=182.11..191.66 y=92.56..98.92 base=97.54 fontSize=6.97 'tax'
word: x=194.02..214.17 y=92.56..98.92 base=97.54 fontSize=6.97 'return)'
word: x=75.46..103.74 y=116.57..122.93 base=121.55 fontSize=6.97 'Business'
word: x=106.15..125.41 y=116.57..122.93 base=121.55 fontSize=6.97 'name,'
word: x=127.82..131.43 y=116.57..122.93 base=121.55 fontSize=6.97 'if'
word: x=133.84..159.54 y=116.57..122.93 base=121.55 fontSize=6.97 'different'
word: x=161.95..176.28 y=116.57..122.93 base=121.55 fontSize=6.97 'from'
word: x=178.69..197.81 y=116.57..122.93 base=121.55 fontSize=6.97 'above'
word: x=168.85..200.85 y=143.08..149.44 base=148.06 fontSize=6.97 'Individual/'
word: x=391.93..396.91 y=146.08..152.55 base=150.81 fontSize=4.98 '?'
word: x=500.05..523.95 y=143.08..149.44 base=148.06 fontSize=6.97 'Exempt'
word: x=526.32..540.65 y=143.08..149.44 base=148.06 fontSize=6.97 'from'
word: x=543.02..566.28 y=143.08..149.44 base=148.06 fontSize=6.97 'backup'
word: x=248.05..285.14 y=147.33..153.68 base=152.30 fontSize=6.97 'Corporation'
word: x=312.85..348.68 y=147.20..153.55 base=152.17 fontSize=6.97 'Partnership'
word: x=370.45..387.95 y=147.33..153.68 base=152.30 fontSize=6.97 'Other'
word: x=75.46..95.48 y=151.05..157.41 base=156.03 fontSize=6.97 'Check'
word: x=97.84..133.87 y=151.05..157.41 base=156.03 fontSize=6.97 'appropriate'
word: x=136.23..149.91 y=151.05..157.41 base=156.03 fontSize=6.97 'box:'
word: x=168.85..182.67 y=151.05..157.41 base=156.03 fontSize=6.97 'Sole'
word: x=184.90..215.63 y=151.05..157.41 base=156.03 fontSize=6.97 'proprietor'

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