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java program to read data from pdf file

pavithra murthy
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Joined: Feb 06, 2009
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dear all ,
i want to read data from a pdf file , tried to write one but the usual file reader is not working for pdf files.

1) i want to read data from pdf file
2) and put the data read into another ordinary text file .


could anyone please suggest me with a java program for this . awaiting for earliest reply

here : i think we need to use some extra pdf libraries or something .

please help me out

best regards
pavi
Nitesh Kant
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Joined: Feb 25, 2007
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pavithra murthy wrote:i think we need to use some extra pdf libraries or something .

Correct, iText being one of them.


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Ulf Dittmer
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Um, no, iText will not help with this. iText is for creating PDFs; while it has some capabilities for manipulating them, it can not really read content from them. For extracting text from PDFs, check out the JPedal and PDFBox libraries.


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