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pulling pages from PDFs

pulling pages from PDFs

pulling pages from PDFs

I am working on publishing a large number of public domain documents on the web.  We have them as PDFs and as OCR'd text files.  The OCR files serve as a means to search the documents for key words, but they are fairly ugly, and the PDF's give an accurate picture of each page, but are fairly large.  Unfortuanately, each doc = one file and the files are fairly large (10 megs up to about 60 megs).  Needless to say (write) that takes a while with a 56k modem.  So, does anyone know if any of the existing Perl PDF modules will pull a specific page from a PDF?  Are there any examples of this being done?  Any clues would be appreciated.


 keep the rudder amid ship and beware the odd typo

RE: pulling pages from PDFs

I looked and did not see any methods listed for any module that looked like they would pull a single specific page from a PDF.  I'm hoping that someone has played with this before and knows of some un-documented or poorly documented opportunities.  If no one knows, then I guess I'll have to get the modules that are on CPAN, install them and see if any of them will do the trick.  I was hoping to avoid the hunting expedition.

 keep the rudder amid ship and beware the odd typo

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