NO: Saturday night and I am curious......

Phil (OmnisList) phil at
Sat Mar 11 11:06:58 UTC 2023

Hi Stephen,

Not sure why you might want to do what you are suggesting...

But, seems you could maybe just read dates and figures from the pdfs, 
then generate a new pdf print with garbage other details?

Its possible to read the text out of a PDF, parse out what you want, 
capture an image of the original pdf, edit it manually to remove, well 
everything, then print out a new pdf with dates, amounts but garbage 
accounts and holders!

An alternative thought...

Phil Potter
Based in Chester in the UK.

On 11/03/2023 08:22, Stephen Miller wrote:
> Hi All
> My challenge for this Saturday night is the following...
> I have a whole lot, 100's, of pdfs that all use Times New Roman.
> It appears that the pdf standard does store a ASCII value for the letter
> "A" or a string using the same font and size like "ABC" it stores a pointer
> to the specific Winansi Font Table position for this character.
> Now I know why Adobe only lets you replace one at a time, no replace all,
> as it depends on the font.
> Now in my case they are all Times New Roman so that hopefully, as I know
> the size and style of the Font from looking in edit mode in Acrobat Pro, I
> should be able to use a Hex Editor such as Neo to do a global find and
> replace???
> For those that have some idea what I am talking about I think the wikipedia
> page on "Windows-1252", and the table of that page is useful correct?
> Please note all the documents are the same, bank statements, but there are
> hundreds of them and I want to obfuscate the identity data of the account
> holder and all accounts this person has transactions with?
> Possible or should I take up drinking again and buy a televison?
> Kind Regards,
> Stephen Miller
> 0455461581
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