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From "Adam Nichols (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (PDFBOX-493) Ability to get page number for bookmarks
Date Tue, 14 Jul 2009 17:59:14 GMT

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Adam Nichols updated PDFBOX-493:

    Attachment: COSArrayList.diff

These two files enable users of PDFBox to get a page number based on the page's object ID.

> Ability to get page number for bookmarks
> ----------------------------------------
>                 Key: PDFBOX-493
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PDFBOX-493
>             Project: PDFBox
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: PDModel
>            Reporter: Adam Nichols
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 0.8.0-incubator
>         Attachments: COSArrayList.diff, PDDocument.diff
> Bookmarks are handled as references (object number and generation number) to page objects.
 Currently, it's not too difficult to get the reference to the page ID, and the page is quickly
accessible.  The problem is that we don't know what page number that is, which is a problem
in some cases.  For example if one wanted to split the document based on bookmarks, they would
need to know how many pages to make each document.
> To solve this in the most efficient manner possible, I feel a Map is in order which will
store page numbers using object IDs as the keys.  This map will be loaded once and then can
be quickly referenced many times.  For the time being, the call to generatePageMap() will
not happen when a PDF is loaded (it'll have to be called explicitly).  If people find this
very useful and not too costly (memory/CPU) it can be moved into the load function so users
can access it automatically.
> I'll attach the code I've written to do this soon (as soon as I figure out how to do

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