Replacing String within a PDF file

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Replacing String within a PDF file

Post by perkinelmer »

I have generated a PDF file using the Amyuni Evaluation Convertor. Now I want to replace certain strings within this generated PDf file.
But when i use the ObjectByName method to find the text to be replace it returns me a null value.

I cannot find the text which i need to replace within the document.

Can someone help me out regarding this??

acPDFCreatorLib.SetLicenseKey("", "R34A6B.....");

FileStream file1 = new FileStream(@"C:\TestPDF.pdf", FileMode.Open, FileAccess.ReadWrite, FileShare.ReadWrite);

IacDocument doc = new IacDocument(null);

int intPageCount = doc.PageCount;

for (int counter = 1; counter <= intPageCount; counter++)
IacObject frame = doc.GetPage(counter).ObjectByName("{Company Name}"); ==> returns me a null value.

if (frame != null)
frame.Attribute("Text").Value = "Test";


Contents of PDF file:

Company Name: {Company Name}
Address: {Company Address}
Location, Room: {Location}
Serial Number: {Serial Number}
System Name: {System name}
Date of IQ/OQ: {Date}
PerkinElmer Operative: {CSE Name}
Job Number: {Job Number}
Recertification Period 12 months
ReQualification Due Date: {REDate}
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Re: Replacing String within a PDF file

Post by Devteam »

GetObjectByName will not return an object based on the text that it contains but based on its name. Most objects do not have names, only form fields or annotations usually have names, or objects that have been created using PDF Creator can have names associated to them.

In order to implement what you are doing, you can loop through all the objects on the page and search/replace the strings you are looking for:

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IacPage page1 = document.GetPage (1);
Amyuni.PDFCreator.IacAttribute attribute = page1.AttributeByName ("Objects");
// listobj is an array list of objects
System.Collections.ArrayList listobj = (System.Collections.ArrayList) attribute.Value;

foreach ( object o in listobj )
    Amyuni.PDFCreator.IacObject iacObj=(Amyuni.PDFCreator.IacObject)o;
    MessageBox.Show ("Name: " + iacObj.Name + "  "+ "Type: "+iacObj. AttributeByName ("ObjectType").Value.ToString ());
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