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How to Find Text in a PDF File

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The link below provide links to Javadocs including sample source code for finding text in a PDF.

A note on co-ordinates

Examples use the PDF co-ordinates which start at bottom left of page and run up the page. This is the opposite of Java (which run from top left down page).

Search Type

For complex searches, you can set a  SearchType. Valid values are

These values can be combined by using the bitwise or operator. For example,

int searchType = SearchType.WHOLE_WORDS_ONLY | SearchType.CASE_SENSITIVE;

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