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Re: Import pdf problem

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  • Subject: [mg85494] Re: Import pdf problem
  • From: Mark Fisher <particlefilter at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 04:02:47 -0500 (EST)
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On Feb 11, 6:32 am, David Reiss <dbre... at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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...
>
> --David
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> On Feb 10, 5:37=A0am, Mark Fisher <particlefil... at gmail.com> 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["http://www.cmegroup.com/daily_bulletin/Section09_Interest_\
> > Rate_And_Energy_Futures_2008017.pdf", "Rules"]
>
> > Next, one that does not work fine:
>
> > Import["http://www.cmegroup.com/daily_bulletin/Section09_Interest_\
> > Rate_And_Energy_Futures_2008016.pdf", "Rules"]
>
> > Finally, one that really bums out Mathematica (it produces a Runtime
> > error from Visual C++):
>
> > Import["http://www.cmegroup.com/daily_bulletin/Section09_Interest_\
> > 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

Done.

--Mark


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