Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 52701
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2009/3/11-17 [Computer/SW/Apps, Computer/SW/Languages/Misc] UID:52701 Activity:high
3/11    I have a potential gig at a large(ish) magazine that wants to setup
        a system like this to put a digital edition of their issues online:
        There are many services out there that do this, and in fact they are
        currently using one. But they'd like to save money by moving this
        in-house. They're starting with PDF files and want to display them
        as images in the browser. That part is easy (convert them server-
        side). But they also want highlighted search results on the images,
        a la google books. I turn to the mighty motd for advice on how to
        do this. use a pdf manipulation library to highlight search terms
        and then convert to jpg? convert pdf to svg and highlight in svg
        before converting to jpg? drop the job cuz its too hard?
        sorry for the long post. thx.
    \_ I suspect drawing a rectangle or something would be the easy way to do
       it, but that doesn't solve the problem of finding the location of the
       text in the pdf...
        \_ I suspect drawing a rectangle or something would be the easy
           way to do it, but that doesn't solve the problem of finding
           the location of the text in the pdf...
        \_ How are you rendering these?  HTML --> PDF or using some sort of
           reporting service (Crystal/SSRS)?  If the former, I'd just set up a
           regular expression and drop in a custom CSS tag before and after
           the desired text that deserns what needs to be highlighted.  Then
           render the HTML to PDF.
           \_ well the starting point is InDesign. They export PDFs and send
          that to their print shop. is there some library out there
          to manipulate PDFs so that I could just like "highlight
          search terms" in the document?
          \_ InDesign has a development forum.  I found this there:
          \_ Probably not, if you mean have it automatically highlight the
             text for you.
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