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Enhanced PDF Table handling

Many customer documents contain complex tables within PDFs. WDS can currently look into the tables, but often results in several cells being concatenated rendering the text unusable. Ultimately, it would be useful to also add the context of a cell - the column and row.

Should work in conjunction with WDS-I-88 and WDS-I-136.

  • DREW JOHNSON
  • May 25 2018
  • Planned
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Who would benefit from this IDEA? Any customer data in complex tables
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  • JAYSEN OLLERENSHAW commented
    August 20, 2018 23:52

    Table handling is not just a PDF issue: it effects Word and HTML as well.  Basically any document format where the grid-based layout of small bits of text is meaningful to a human.