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How to convert a PDF to XML?

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Unfortunately, after googling for over 4 hours I came up empty on converting PDF to XML. There are web-sites for this. But they don't give a complete solution.

How can we do this???

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  • 1. Re: How to convert a PDF to XML?
    814515 Newbie
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    Hi,

    Could you please elaborate your requirement.

    What for do you want to convert it into XML?

    Regards,
    R. Bala
  • 2. Re: How to convert a PDF to XML?
    dvohra21 Oracle ACE
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    http://pdfedit.petricek.net/wiki/HowtoPdfToXml
    http://www.pdf2text.com/convert-pdf-to-xml-com-component.htm
  • 3. Re: How to convert a PDF to XML?
    911404 Newbie
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    You are correct. There are many websites out there that claim to do this. Almost all of them simply do a slightly better job than cutting & pasting the data off the PDF using reader. This rarely gives you results that will save any time.

    The only one I've found that actually works is a product called EDI Link Connect. They too are a website but the difference is that they create a template that matches your PDF so you can convert any non-scanned PDF into a XML or CSV file to match your requirements exactly. So Invoices, Purchase orders, reports can all be converted to the EXACT datafile you need for your purposes. Its also 100% accurate which is extremely important. I've used them a few times for clients of mine who want to eliminate the data entry of various business documents they have.

    The site is http://ecdynamics.com/pdf-conversion.php

    Hope that helps,
    John.
  • 4. Re: How to convert a PDF to XML?
    959229 Newbie
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    Hi All,

    These conversions are done manually.

    How do we convert a pdf into xml through CAS with data mapped appropriately?

    PDF has both free text and tables.

    Thanks in advance,
    Shruthi

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