Re: PDF link checker?

Subject: Re: PDF link checker?
From: Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:48:54 -0700

If I needed to do this I would look into iText, which is an open source programming library for working with PDF. It's for Java or C# but you can likely use other languages as well. http://itextpdf.com/product/itext

But why can't you check the links earlier in the process?

Mark Giffin
Mark Giffin Consulting, Inc.
http://markgiffin.com/

On 3/9/2015 5:48 PM, Richard Hamilton wrote:

Hi Robert,

There seem to be surprisingly few. I guess most folks test links before they generate PDF. However, here are a couple of possibilities:

A while ago, I checked out an open source program called pdf-link-checker, which seemed promising, but it was based on an earlier version of python (or one of the python libraries it uses), and after playing around with it a while, I decided it wasn't worth the trouble (I rarely have to check links in a PDF, we check them earlier in the process).

However, if you've got someone proficient in python, it probably wouldn't be that hard to make it work with the latest libraries.

Here is another possibility, which might work if $145 fits into your definition of "cheap": http://www.relsoftware.com/wlv/

Hope that helps,
Richard Hamilton
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XML Press
XML for Technical Communicators
http://xmlpress.net
hamilton -at- xmlpress -dot- net



On Mar 5, 2015, at 13:42, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:

Is there a good free / cheap utility that will check PDFs for broken links?

I have a license for the latest version of Acrobat so could install
that if it has such a feature.
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PDF link checker?: From: Robert Lauriston
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