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Topic: Highlight word match in PDF search - Java
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 53680
From: markee
Date: 5/29/2002 05:00 PM

On 5/16/2001 5:07:00 PM, rsabai wrote:
>I am developing a search
>module that includes database
>and few pdf files.
>We have decided to convert the
>pdf files to text format and
>store only the related
>keywords into the oracle
>database. Since we need to
>access relational data and
>file data at the same query,
>we decided to proceed with
>this approach..
>For pdf result match, we will
>be providing a link to the pdf
>Is there any way we can
>hightlight the words in the
>pdf document and scroll down
>the pdf document to the exact
>location where the keyword is
>Is there any API i can use to
>perform this function. I need
>an API to format a PDf
>document with the selected
>text while displaying...
>Let me know the possibility of
>using this..
>Thanks in advance,

Java is not the best language to access pdf - Adobe's APIs use C++.

Etymon and Itext have some interesting Java libraries.

Text is not stored in pdf as words - its letters on the page.


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