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Import pdf problem

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  • Subject: [mg85441] Import pdf problem
  • From: Mark Fisher <particlefilter at>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 05:23:28 -0500 (EST)

Hi all,

I'm importing data from pdf documents on a web site. This works well
most of the time. But for a few of the pdfs, Mathematica "barfs" and
does not return either the "Pages" or the "Plinatext". (I am only
really interest in the "Plaintext".) Instead it produces error
messages such as "Expected PDF object" and "Expected array operator
argument", etc.

Here are actual examples. First, one that works fine:

Rate_And_Energy_Futures_2008017.pdf", "Rules"]

Next, one that does not work fine:

Rate_And_Energy_Futures_2008016.pdf", "Rules"]

Finally, one that really bums out Mathematica (it produces a Runtime
error from Visual C++):

Rate_And_Energy_Futures_2008022.pdf", "Rules"]

Note that Adobe has no problem opening and reading the ones that give
Mathematica problems.

Presumably, this behavior is a bug. Have others encountered such
problems with other pdf files? (FYI, I'm using version 6 for Windows.)


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