Extracting text from PDFs is a difficult thing to do in RealBasic. I know there are some plugins available that offer PDF text extraction, but they are very expensive. Therefore I have created a small example using the PDFBox project in RealBasic. PDFBox is an Apache project written in Java and therefore, just like RB, cross platform.
Have a look at my sample here: http://www.magicforreal.com/home/playin ... l-and-pdf/
I know the sample can be greatly improved. This is something I plan to do in the not so immediate future. However, I will post new updates in this topic if anyone is interested.