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PDFBox 0.7.3 and FontMetric class

clive jordan
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
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Hello.

I have been happily using PDFBox 0.7.2 to strip text from PDF documents for a while using the pdfbox precompiled jar. I tried upgrading to PDFBox 0.7.3 and substituted the appropriate jar onto the class path.

When the jar gets called it is looking for a FontMetric class which it cannot find. Having had a poke around in the pdfBox-0.7.2 jar, I see that the FontMetric class exists there. It appears to have been removed from the pdfBox-0.7.3 jar.

Does anyone know if this functionality has been moved out into another library and if so, where can I get my hands on it? PDFbox documentation does not seem to mention the issue so I am assuming I'm doing something terminally stupid.

Any ideas ?

Thanks,
Clive
clive jordan
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 39
Well, I don't normally talk to myself but thought that others may like to know that the offending library is called FontBox-0.1.0.jar and can be found on sourceforge.net.
clive jordan
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 39
and another thing.....

If you want to decrypt PDFs, you need a couple of jars from bouncycastle.org.

I kind of think spelling this out in the release notes whould have been helpful!
 
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