by Mark Gavin
We have developed a BBEdit Language Module for PDF. This language module is written to aid developers and support personnel in reading raw PDF files by highlighting specific elements of the file with syntax coloring.
The meaning of the colors are as follows:
blue – PDF keywords
red – arrays
green – dictionaries
purple – strings
light gray – stream data
Installation: To install the plug-in, make sure BBEdit isn’t running, and place the plug-in in the following folder:
(your home directory)/Library/Application Support/BBEdit/Language Modules
If the “Language Modules” directory doesn’t exist on your machine, you should create it. PDFHilight will automatically add itself to the “Languages” pane of the BBEdit Preferences.
Usage: Once the plug-in is installed, PDF files opened in BBEdit will be displayed with syntax coloring to help locate certain elements in the structure.
Note: BBEdit defaults to displaying a text files with “Translate Line Breaks” enabled. If you want to count bytes in a PDF file; you should disable “Translate Line Breaks” in the “Text Files” preferences pane.
Disclaimer: PDFHilight is provided unsupported “as-is”. Though, we welcome your comments and suggestions at support at appligent dot com.