exctract text from PDF forms

Has anybody ever tried to read the form field name and the value of that text field? Not sure if it is possible. Im trying to do this without having acrobat open the PDF.

Hi there,

Have just had a look out of interest. I added a text field to a pdf and gave it a name I could easily find. I then entered a value into the text field and saved the pdf. I then opened the pdf in TextWrangler.

I could find both the textfield name, and the value entered, in the text file that TextWrangler gave me. Could a similar approach be used, i.e. opening the file in a read/write sense, to gain access to the info?

Hopefully that helps a little.