Automatic bookmarking/tabbing/highlighting?

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Automatic bookmarking/tabbing/highlighting?

Post by nbgl » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:45 am

Hi,

I am working at a company now where we spend all day skimming through PDFs. There are certain things we look for, and there are certain unique terms that need to be bookmarked.

Is it possible to create two lists of n-grams (sets of 1, two, or three words together in a row), and then process PDFs such that some terms will be highlighted and others would be bookmarked? It is possible to do at least one of these things when I have a PDF open? Are there any other products that offer such a feature?

Thank you so much! I am going to assume that there is a way to make this easier.

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Re: Automatic bookmarking/tabbing/highlighting?

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:31 pm

Hi nbgl,

I am assuming here that you mean a highlight that is saved on the document and not just a highlighted search result. We do not have such a feature in our software. If you have access to programming resources you could use the PDF-XChange Viewer SDK to do this: http://www.tracker-software.com/product ... ctivex-sdk

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Re: Automatic bookmarking/tabbing/highlighting?

Post by nbgl » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:34 pm

Yes, that is exactly what I had in mind, but bookmarking is most important.

How challenging would it be to program an automatic bookmarking tool?

If anyone has already made one, please let me know.

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Automatic bookmarking/tabbing/highlighting?

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Fri May 04, 2012 4:44 pm

Hi nbgl,

it looks like no other users have done this or have anything that yo could use. A project like this requires a basic working knowledge of one of the supported development languages, C++< C# VB etc. and how challenging this would be for you of course depends on your programming knowledge and skills.

Perhaps a simpler path would be to look at using JavaScript. JavaScript is much easier to learn and I've just been informed by one of the devs that this should be possible using it.

Take a look here for JavaScript reference: http://livedocs.adobe.com/acrobat_sdk/9 ... .70.1.html

There are lots of JavaScript tutorials available too. While it's not something that would be a part of the official Tracker Support, I'm thinking of doing this myself (I'm a network guy by training) - if you want a 'study buddy' we could maybe liaise and go through the same docs. This would for me be an after hours thing. Let me know if you are interested.

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