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Re: Import pdf problem

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  • Subject: [mg85472] Re: Import pdf problem
  • From: David Reiss <dbreiss at>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 06:17:34 -0500 (EST)
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Importing PDFs does indeed sometimes fail in my experience.  I suggest
that you forward such examples to Wolfram so that they have cases that
they can degub from...

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On Feb 10, 5:37=A0am, Mark Fisher <particlefil... at> wrote:
> 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:
> Import["\
> Rate_And_Energy_Futures_2008017.pdf", "Rules"]
> Next, one that does not work fine:
> Import["\
> Rate_And_Energy_Futures_2008016.pdf", "Rules"]
> Finally, one that really bums out Mathematica (it produces a Runtime
> error from Visual C++):
> Import["\
> 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.)
> --Mark

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