extracting text from pdf files

Hi Experts,
I am looking for a way (library?) to extract the contents from a PDF file into my java swing application? Getting the images is not that critical but I need the text content to be as accurate as it can be.
The library should be open source &  free.
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Hello guyneo,

Apache.org one : http://pdfbox.apache.org/
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What does the PDF have? searchable Text or text in images? If it's the former, you can use iText, which is free. If it's the later you need to OCR it. I'm not aware of any free OCR tool.
guyneoAuthor Commented:
Text and some Images. We are not dealing with text inside the iamges.
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iText can help
Thanks for the points!
guyneoAuthor Commented:
You are welcome.
Thanks you both
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