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How to Read doc and PDF format file in java ?

 
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Hi all
I am delveloping desk top application , i need to read doc and pdf format file i can read txt format files but i can't read pdf and doc format
is there any method ? let me know ?

Thanks in advance
Kumaresan N
 
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There are various third party libraries for doing this.
Java can not read these proprietary formats on it's own.

IText and POI are two that come to mind.
Google will help you find others.
 
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Reading PDFs is hard. The best you can do is try extract the text. This wiki page lists a number of options.

For Word, there's POI as Ben pointed out, but it is no longer actively developed, but may be worth a try.
 
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