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From "McManus, Mike" <Mike.McMa...@uk.experian.com>
Subject RE: PDFBox and MS Word PDFs
Date Thu, 16 Aug 2012 08:03:06 GMT
Hi Mehdi

I've attached the PDF. It is as simple a document as I could create via MS Word.

I attempted to replace "x" with "i" and got "?".

Thanks in advance for your help.


-----Original Message-----
From: mehdi houshmand [mailto:med1985@gmail.com] 
Sent: 16 August 2012 08:36
To: users@pdfbox.apache.org
Subject: Re: PDFBox and MS Word PDFs

Hi Mike,

Could you provide the PDF that you ran ReplaceString on? Obviously make sure you anonymise
any sensitive information, but there could be several things at play here and it isn't obvious
which one could be the cause without seeing the actual PDF. Also, which version of PDFBox
are you using?
Have you tried using the latest 1.7.1 release?



On 16 August 2012 08:27, McManus, Mike <Mike.McManus@uk.experian.com> wrote:

> Hi
> I have been looking at PDFBox and ran the HelloWorld example to create 
> a pdf containing a single character then ran the ReplaceString example 
> to replace that character with another. That worked fine, the new 
> document contained the replacement character.
> I then replaced my single character pdf with one generated from MS 
> Word
> 2007 > save-as-pdf and ran the ReplaceString example again. This time, 
> instead of the updated character, there was a question mark in the new 
> document.
> Is there something that I need to do to get PDFBox working with MS 
> Word PDFs, or is this not a supported flavour of PDF?
> I have ran the example through the debugger and the tokens seem to be 
> updated correctly but they are not being rendered correctly. The main 
> difference was the original pdf contained the data as a plain 
> COSString  whereas the MS Word PDF contained the data in a COSString  
> within a COSArray.
> Thanks for your help.
> Mike
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