|Date: ||Thu, 18 Aug 2011 21:20:07 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||Nat Wooding <nathani@VERIZON.NET>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Nat Wooding <nathani@VERIZON.NET>|
|Subject: ||Re: Comparing PDF files|
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Since you posted this on the L, I assume that you want to use SAS.
I am not aware of any easy way to read a PDF (and, I am assuming that your
PDFs were created using Acrobat or one of the converter programs such as
ODS) directly with SAS. In the past when I have needed to work with data
stored in a PDF, I have used one of the on-line tools that create a text
file from the PDF. If you have Adobe Acrobat (not just the reader), you
could save your PDF as a text file. Otherwise, there are commercial programs
such as PDF Converter for Windows 7. Some of these are able to do a
conversion on all the PDFs in a folder. Once you converted you 1 plus 10
pdfs, you could read them as text strings with SAS and , say, merge the
matching lines and check to see if the strings are identical. Of course, you
could use a file comparison program to do this also.
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of John
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2011 2:42 PM
Subject: Comparing PDF files
How can I compare pdf files?
One pdf file (pdf1) is a large file and there are other 10 pdf files which
make up to form PDF1 (ie., pdf1+pdf2+pdf3+...pdf10). I need to compare these
two pdfs. How can I do that?