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Please help: cannot find symbol class PDDocument

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Hi,

I am trying to use the pdf and while compiling, i get the above error. please help.

package org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.PDDocument;
import java.io.*;
import org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.PDDocument;


public class pdf{

public static void main(String args[])
{
//document = new PDDocument();
//PDPage page = new PDPage();
//document.addPage( page );
}
}
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by:Tomas Helgi Johannsson
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Hi!

First change the name of the package to something else.
You are using the same name of the package you are importing
which will confuse the compiler.

package org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.PDDocument;
import java.io.*;
import org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.PDDocument;

Regards,
    Tomas Helgi
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dpearson earned 800 total points
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It looks like the pdfbox jars are not on the classpath.  

If you're not familiar with setting up the classpath you can read details here (for Windows):
http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/technotes/tools/windows/classpath.html

E.g. This is one way to set the path from the command line when running the Java compiler:
javac -classpath C:\java\MyClasses\myclasses.jar utility.myapp.Cool

Doug
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by:zizi21
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I have changed and used eclipse to set classpath as i have spend hours doing it manually.
I think, it works on eclipse. Do i still need to use the package ? i get error with it .
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by:CEHJ
CEHJ earned 400 total points
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As Tomas said, change the name of the package of your own class. PDDocument's package should remain as it is
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