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PDF Cropping Tool for ePrensa SL

PDF Cropping Tool

In your response, please show you have read the description below and understand it. Also respond to the 4 questions at the bottom. We will reject OUT OF HAND any responses that do not do this.

Project description:

Our company clips articles out of newspapers and magazines for our clients. This is a manual process where clippers use Acrobat Professional to select the article of interest, remove the text around it, and upload it to our servers. We need a tool that will make the clipping process more efficient.

Critical Tool Features:

Supports cropping of multiple “clips” from a single PDF page

Supports in-page text searching

Renaming of cropped files when saved

May be standalone, a plug-in to acrobat pro or other.

Clipping Features:

Articles may be “non-rectangular”- see “Crop 1” example in attachment ([url removed, login to view]) (note – all crop lines will be vertical or horizontal) (this feature is not absolutely required but would be very nice to have. Another way we could deal with this is being able to “white out” / delete unwanted text in the rectangle)

All input and output will be in PDF format only- no conversion to jpg/tiff etc. (note- examples are provided in jpg for illustration purposes only. The edited files are ALWAYS pdf files with embedded text)

When the crop files are created, all text outside the crop box is removed by the tool; text within the crop box is saved. So “searches” of the clipped PDF or pdf2text output will NOT find the text that was removed (hiding it is not enough)

Crop files must have the visible content (the remnants after the crop) centered horizontally and placed 1.5” from the top of the page

Optional: Titles may be highlighted for each article (based on font size?), and written to a text file when clips are created

Description/example of Optimal Clipping Process:

User opens PDF in tool (e.g. [url removed, login to view])

User searches for keyword in pdf (CTRL-F?)

User places lines around article 1

User selects title for article 1 (if optional “auto-title finder” feature is not implemented)

User places lines around article 2

User selects title for article 2

User hits “crop and save” button

Tool saves each pdf to a separate pdf file

Clips are saved to destination folder (e.g. [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view])

Titles are saved to a destination text file in the same folder (e.g. [url removed, login to view]), can be a flat file, xml file, etc. (e.g. [url removed, login to view] => This is title 1)

OR

User opens PDF in tool (e.g. [url removed, login to view])

User searches for keyword in pdf (CTRL-F?)

User places lines around article 1

User selects title for article 1 (if optional “auto-title finder” feature is not implemented)

User hits “crop and save” button

Tool saves pdf to a separate pdf file

Clip is saved to destination folder (e.g. [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view])

Tool removes surrounding text, moves cropped article to top center of page (1.5” from top)

Title is saved to a destination text file in the same folder (e.g. [url removed, login to view]), can be a flat file, xml file, etc. (e.g. [url removed, login to view] => This is title 1)

Tool removes crop and title selections (resets)

User places lines around article 2, selects title (if optional “auto-title finder” feature is not implemented)

User hits “crop and save” button

Tool saves pdf to a separate pdf file

Clip is saved to destination folder (e.g. [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view])

Titles are saved to a destination text file in the same folder (e.g. [url removed, login to view]), can be a flat file, xml file, etc.

Questions:

What language would you build in

If you propose delivering in some way other than detailed above, please explain

What from the feature description cannot be done

Price and payment schedule (not limited by range set by freelancer)

Skills: PDF

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About the Employer:
( 5 reviews ) Scottsdale, United States

Project ID: #1282764

3 freelancers are bidding on average $3667 for this job

Kryptora

Hello, I see you require a custom PDF cropping tool. The program should crop the sections of the PDF's page the user selects and create a new PDF for with the selected content. The name will be based the title selected More

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koktebel

At present I am engaged in the analysis of that as is better to make this program. As soon as I will collect enough information - I will inform you. I need to make two programs: 1. Plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. 2. St More

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dempal002

Please give me this job and I promise you will not be disappointed!

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