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From Tilman Hausherr <THaush...@t-online.de>
Subject Re: Installing and compiling PDFBox
Date Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:41:34 GMT

This is somewhat confusing. The "it works" message is from the Apache 
webserver. Not apache pdfbox.

You don't have to "compile" pdfbox, you can use the jars.

You have to compile your own code, unless you are using the command line 

for example, enter this in a dos box:

     java -jar pdfbox-app-1.8.7.jar PDFReader blah.pdf

and it will display the pdf. Or enter

     java -jar pdfbox-app-1.8.7.jar PDFToImage -resolution 300 
-imageType png blah.pdf

and it will convert your image to png.

Or enter

     java -jar pdfbox-app-1.8.7.jar

and it will show what commands are available

No, there is no "fee based PDFBox Helpline" anywhere on planet earth. 
Although many questions are answered here for free. Maybe explain what 
you want to do.


Am 21.10.2014 um 23:26 schrieb Lauretta Carroll:
> I am having great difficulty installing PDFBox.1.8.7.
> I have installed Apache (on a Windows 7 machine).
>  From my browswer address bar, "http:\\localhost\" responds:
> "It Works!", indicating that Apache is truly running.
> I have installed the following Java JDK:
> jdk-7u71-windows-i586.exe
> I have installed Maven.
>  From the cmd line, "mvn --version" responds:
> Apache Maven 3.2.3
> Maven home: C:\Apache\apache-maven-3.2.3
> Java version: 1.8.0_25. vendor: Oracle Corporation
> Java home: C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_25
> Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: Cp1252
> OS name: "Windows 7", version: "6.1", arch: "x86", family: "dos"
> Maven appears to be installed, as well as Java.
> I have downloaded and extracted the following:
> pdfbox-1.8.7-scr
> I have downloaded the following:
> commons-logging-1.2.jar
> jempbox-1.8.7.jar
> fontbox-1.8.7.jar
> pdfbox-1.8.7.jar
> pdfbox-app-1.8.7.jar
> and I have updated the CLASSPATH to include the System Variable PATH for
> each of above.
> This is where things fall apart.
> It is not clear how to complile PDFBox.
> Do you use a 'jar' command?
> Can someone please point me to the documentation to compile PDFBox?
> Is there a fee based PDFBox Helpline anywhere on planet earth?
> Thanks,
> ~LCarroll

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