During development testing, I’d prefer to create uncompressed, non-binary PDF files with iTextSharp so that I can check their internals easily. Like Theodore said you can extract text from a pdf and like Chris pointed out. as long as it is actually text (not outlines or bitmaps). Best thing to do is buy Bruno. just hadnt had time to investigate the possibility but we routinely grab a federal document from a website but we only care about including the.

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Or you want to enforce access permissions to the people who download the PDF; for instance, they can view it, but they are not allowed to print it. The Document class has a static member variable, compress, that can be set to false if you want to avoid having iText compress the content streams of pages and form XOb-jects. However, I’m unsure on how to retrieve the inputs to getstreambytes from the pdf. But the results in hex i got are weird: Like Theodore said you can extract text from a pdf and like Chris pointed out as long as it is actually text not outlines or bitmaps Best thing to do is buy Bruno Lowagie’s book Itext in action.

Can anyone please help??? But you can look at his site for examples. This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled.


Again, I am not understanding. If so, in the 3rd row, 0x8A becomes 0x8C? Post as a guest Name. PDF and compression iText 5. It’s quite possible that each word or even letter has its own text block. I’m not completely clear on what you are doing. Kieran 1, 1 11 This can be handy when you need to debug a PDF document.

But the results does not seem correct. I am expecting that the 1st column should be either 0,1 or 2 according to pdf specification.

Compress/Uncompress a pdf file

Have you posted to their support list? I’ve been fiddling with iText for quite some time before deciding to un-filter the stream myself.

This content has been marked as final. Adding metadata iText 5. Nor do these need to be in lexical order, for reliable results you may have to reorder text blocks based on their coordinates. But there’s no reply.

Taking this as an example: Encrypting a PDF document iText 5. The next example uses different techniques to change the compression settings of a newly created PDF document. Also you may have to calculate if you need to insert spaces between textblocks. When searching this site also look for iTextSharp which is the.

Reading text and extracting text are generally the same thing. Best thing to do is buy Bruno Lowagie’s book Itext in action. As a workaround, you can use the getPageContent method to get the content stream of a page, and the setPageContent method to put it back.

PDF and compression (iText 5)

This is why I tried to use flateDecode and decodePredictor directly. If you look at the other examples it will show how to leave out parts of the text unco,press how to extract parts of the pdf. In the resulting PDF file, content streams will be compressed, but so will some other objects, such as the cross-reference table.


It is probably due to my lack of understanding with using iTExt, and also I’m a novice in java. Is it possible to extract text from pdf per line in iText?

We are on the process of exploring iText. So I am confused why you are having problems with it. I have tried the decodePredictor in iText passing the output stream from FlateDecode into decodePredictor. I’m pretty sure the output from FlateDecode is correct because it could decode uncomprese without decodeParms.

But the eventual output stream is a stream of 0 bytes.

In the second edition ihext 15 covers extracting text. Can anyone help me with my problem? Go to original post. One option in listing Please enter a title.

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But I need to get the algorithm right first. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. Yes, I’ve posted on their forum. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. You itetx not post a blank message. Thanks for the reply.