timr at probo.com
Wed Apr 4 15:24:16 EDT 2007
Ted Shab wrote:
> I'm tasked with the following:
> a. Open a PDF file
> b. Find instances of Text that are labels (these will
> generally be aligned at 90 degrees counter-clockwise).
> c. Make these instances into hyperlinks (label will
> remain the same, HREF will be a prepended constant
> plus the label as an argument).
If you want these to be live hyperlinks, there's a lot more to it than
just changing the text.
> d. There are perhaps 50 of these in the document
> (single page).
> e. Write the changes to the file or a copy thereof.
> Any chance someone can give me a hint or two on how/if
> ReportLab is able to do this type of thing, or is it
> maninly for generating from scratch rather than
> updating existing PDFs.
As I understand it, ReportLab's commercial products can do this kind of
thing, taking a PDF apart and putting it back together. The open source
Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
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