I'm trying to solve the problem of transferring data from a pdf file to another file type. When extracting data from PDF files I am to use the exact coordinates (where each unit is 1/72 of an inch in a pdf file) to the same position in another file type. Say a text file or a word document etc?
I'm having trouble making the connection between this coordinate system and the file type I'm transferring data to.
Is there a way to make a quasi coordinate system in a text file or word document or a rich text file? What about an output console. I thought there might be some conventions used which govern how many pixels a space is in these documents? For example if I have a space between characters in my pdf which has a difference of 8 x 1/72 of an inch it may just be kerning as opposed to a word space. I'm not sure how to tell the difference and use that in my destination file.