|i've worked some with vfp, and based on my experience, i would guess that vfp cannot open and extract PDF files text. If however you have access to vis.basic, it's not much of a problem. the vis.basic program can be made into a .EXE, and vfp can run it via the ! operation.|
here's vis.basic core code needed:
shell ("start xxxxx.pdf"),1
'foll is a "wait n seconds" routine set for "g" seconds
appactivate "Acrobat Reader -"
'alt-E, S select-all, ctl-c
appactivate "Untitled - Notepad"
'ctl-v paste, alt-F, A saveAs, close notepad
'end vbasic program
t1=timer mod g
for i=1 to 2000
t2=abs((timer mod g)-t1)
if t2=o then return
i know this is one more step, and vis.basic window manipulation can be funky (very slow loads, other windows interrupting, etc). Only way I know of to get from PDF to text without paying a bunch of dollars to adobe (they do offer the programs to do these kinds of things, impor/export).