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kevin schmidt
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Joined: Aug 24, 2001
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Hi,
I was wondering if there was a way to retrieve the "document summary" from a pdf file using java? TIA.
Kevin
Dirk Schreckmann
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I don't know if either of these APIs provide for that ability, but they might:
1. iText - http://www.lowagie.com/iText/
2. FOP - http://xml.apache.org/fop/


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kevin schmidt
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Joined: Aug 24, 2001
Posts: 85
Thanks for the links, but it's not what I'm looking for. I AM able to retrieve the document summary if I parse the pdf as a text file, but the information is at the end of the file, ans some of the files are 200k+. Is there a fast way in Java to parse to the end of a file to get information or maybe start the search at the end of file - 3k (if that makes sense)? I hope someone can help me. TIA again.
Kevin
Dirk Schreckmann
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Perhaps RandomAccessFile is what you seek.
 
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