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Help Please me in my project

Naresh Joshi

Joined: Feb 13, 2013
Posts: 5
Hey friends i am trying to design a reader program which can read all type of document (e.g. .doc, .text, .pdf, etc) for my android phone,
please tell me where from i should start ?
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42954
That's hard. Structured documents (like MS Office and PDF) do not lend themselves easily to being read. The Apache POI library has classes to extract text from DOC/DOCX files, but the library does not run on Android out of the box (due to the reliance on AWT classes that do not exist on Android). Maybe you can strip down the library to just those text extraction classes, and have an easier time porting those to Android.

Similarly, PDFBox can extract text from PDFs; I'm not sure if it runs on Android.
Roney Joseph

Joined: Mar 02, 2013
Posts: 2
For more tutorials

It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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