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From Tilman Hausherr <THaush...@t-online.de>
Subject Re: Fwd: Trouble reading IEEE pdf
Date Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:03:07 GMT
Am 02.02.2017 um 16:10 schrieb Pulkit Kapur:
> Hi
> I have uploaded the pdf here:
> https://www.scribd.com/document/338221804/0024-iros-2016

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If the XObject that Karl Heinz Kremer mentioned is a form then text 
extraction should work, especially if it was possible to extract with 
Adobe Reader. If it is an image then it won't. Apache Tika might help.

Please mention what you did to get the text with PDFBox, and what 
version you were using.

You wrote "using readText function from the pdfbox library". There is no 
"readText" method in PDFBox. Could it be that you used a different product?


> I did some more diagnosis last night and it seems that there are two layers
> on the pdf. One which is the content and the other with headers and
> footers. Pdf box is only reading the headers and footers.
> I suspect this must be common with all conference proceedings.
> Thanks,
> Pulkit
> On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 1:21 AM, Tilman Hausherr <THausherr@t-online.de>
> wrote:
>> Am 02.02.2017 um 05:55 schrieb Pulkit Kapur:
>>> Hi
>>> I am trying to read some past years IEEE conference proceedings i have.
>>> I can read the pdf using acrobat and select the text.
>>> But when i try to read the text using readText function from the pdfbox
>>> library, i only get the headers and footers in the pdf.
>>> I did check the document is not encrypted.
>>> Also my code works on other pdf documents but all IEEE proceedings that
>>> are downloaded form IEEE fail to work.
>>> I have attached the pdf document with this message.
>> Please upload the pdf somewhere, PDF attachments are not allowed here.
>> Tilman

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