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  1. PDFBox
  2. PDFBOX-4498

ExportFDF tool skips FDF from annotations

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0.14
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Utilities
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      Description

      I have a PDF which contains lots of comments, which I want to export as XFDF. (Currently, this is done manually by firing up Acrobat, going to the Comment tool, and picking Export all to Data File)

      If I use the org.apache.pdfbox.tools.ExportFDF tool, I get a FDF with no comments in. If I tweak it to use saveXFDF instead of saveFDF, I get an almost-empty XFDF with no comments either

      From some limited research, it seems that the tool only handles the form-based FDFs, not the annotation-based FDFs. Ideally it would be extended to handle both.

      In case it helps, attached is a simple 1 page PDF with 2 comments in, and the XFDF you get if you export the comments in Acrobat

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        1. SimpleWithComments.pdf
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          Nick Burch
        2. SimpleWithComments.xfdf
          3 kB
          Nick Burch

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              nick Nick Burch
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