a simple pdf text question

hi everyone..

is there any free open source that i can look into for extracting text from a pdf??

basically i wan to manipulate the data in pdf and store them somewhere(db,etc.)
mooyAsked:
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zzynxSoftware engineerCommented:
Java libraries to read and write PDF files: http://www.geocities.com/marcoschmidt.geo/java-libraries-pdf.html
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mooyAuthor Commented:
iText is able to manipulate data in PDF??

zzynx: i look at the link, what i wanted is all commercial, is there other free open sources i could use?
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objectsCommented:
Here's a couple of examples of reading output from Process that can be easily modified to suit your needs:

http://www.objects.com.au/java/examples/util/ConsoleExec.do
http://www.objects.com.au/java/examples/util/SwingExec.do
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objectsCommented:
woops, wrong q :)
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CEHJCommented:
>>iText is able to manipulate data in PDF??

Sorry - on reflection i think lowagie doesn't. PDFBox does afaik
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zzynxSoftware engineerCommented:
The last link I posted give still other examples of free PDF libs. So I'd go for a split
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