[reportlab-users] how to make text-image searchable

Andy Robinson andy at reportlab.com
Fri Nov 7 02:33:44 EST 2008

2008/11/7 zhang bin <zhangbinjr at gmail.com>:

> hello,guys,

> My question is how can they relate the image's information with the

> text information,which makes adobe reader can search the text. can reportlab

> do this job?

No, it can't. I think there was a recent extension to PDF to allow
'tagged text' - basically a separate hidden text stream withing the
file somewhere - which is also used to reflow text if you are reading
on a PDA or some other device with a small screen. But we have
not implemented this and not even studied it....


Andy Robinson
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