Comments people were making to William in the Design Question thread have caused me to question some things and I am going to the list here to get an answer.
Can Livecode edit existing PDF files? I would think this far beyond its scope and just not the sort of thing it would be involved with. Am I wrong on that though? At my work we have a, frankly stupid, situation that could be made so much easier if we had software do a simple function. All that is needed is that a PDF file that comes to me gets some of its text changed and the changes are according to a specific pattern. I thought about getting around to making something that would do that in one of the more powerful scripting languages. However, if I could use Livecode it would have some advantages. Namely it would be easier to create and be very multi-platform. So here I am having assumed that Livecode is not a tool that could do what I want but now asking can I use it to automate editing text in a PDF file? The edits are simple, BTW. I work at an airport and it would just need to replace a flight number with the flight number and code next to it. The code is always the same for a particular route. So for example, if the incoming PDF has the text "WS252" on it I would want it changed to "WS252 LV". Each file would have 20-30 flights to change like this. Thanks. _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list email@example.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode