SeeShell Web Browser to Search 9 pages of PDF for Text


#1

So i’ve seen and played with the Demo of SeeShell Web Browser for looking for an image on a 1 PAGE PDF but is it possible to look for that same image if it’s on Page 9 say?

I’ve tried to create a macro that can do that but SeeShell tells me it can find it.

Any Suggestions?


#2

This is tricky. With SeeShell PRO, you can use the API to create a loop (e. g. in Powershell, Python or VBA/VBS) that searches for the image, then sends a {PGDN} keystroke to scroll to the next page of the PDF and then searches again… until the image/text is found or the end of the document is reached.

In the SeeShell Community Edition I see no good solution for this at the moment. That said, automatic scrolling is on our todo list, and once available, this will solve this task in a very elegant way in all SeeShell editions.


#3

thanks for that. It looks like I’ll have to use the find button in acrobat or another PDF app. Or Wait patientaly for Automatic Scrolling… any ETA? Thanks.

regards

Paul


#4

I think that is good idea! SeeShell can do this. I just did a quick test with Acrobat reader. You open the PDF with it, then send ClickAndType {^F} which opens the search window, and you can enter the text + {ENTER}. Then wait for the result window.

Automatic scrolling is planned for the September update.


#5

great, I’ll play with this until september


#6

Hi All, Is the Automatic Scroll now part of the recent Visual Update?

regards


#7

The SeeShell September update is not yet released. (We updated Kantu last week, but this is unrelated)