DocumentPageText Object


Contains the text characters and words found in a document page.


JavaScript Syntax
function lt.Documents.DocumentPageText 
TypeScript Syntax
class lt.Documents.DocumentPageText() 


The text of a document page can be read by using GetText. The text characters found in the page will be set in the in Characters property of the returned DocumentPageText object.

The text words are created from the characters found in the document based on the IsEndOfWord returned by document parsing engine. Whenever an "end of word" is found, the last set of characters are grouped together and stored as an item in the Words list. This is not performed automatically, instead, you must call BuildWords to populate the Words list from the Characters.

The document page text can also be obtained as a simple string object through the Text property. This is not performed automatically and you must call BuildText to populate this property with the text value from Characters. Note that BuildText will also build the words by calls BuildWords first if this has not been done by the user first.

The FirstCharacterIndex and LastCharacterIndex of the DocumentWord object can be used to map the word back to the original characters in the Characters list. Similarly, you can use BuildTextWithMap to populate Text as well the TextMap list that can be used to map the text string all the way back to its part in the Characters list.

At any time, you can update the Characters list and call any of the methods above to re-generate Words, Text and TextMap. To clear the generated values, use ClearBuildData.

The text is parsed from the original document using either SVG or OCR technologies, for more information, refer to Parsing Text with the Documents Library.


For an example, refer to GetText.


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