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  1. PDFBox
  2. PDFBOX-914

Using TextToPDF to create a PDF from the empty string produces unreadble PDF file (patch included)

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.3.1
    • Fix Version/s: 1.4.0
    • Component/s: Utilities
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    • Environment:
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      Description

      If you create a PDF document from org.apache.pdfbox.TextToPDF like so:
      TextToPDF pdfCreator = new TextToPDF();
      PDDocument pdfDoc = pdfCreator.createPDFFromText(new StringReader("")); // Note the empty String
      then it does produce a PDF file. But the file cannot be opened as it contains no pages.
      Adobe Reader (I have 9.4.1), and Mac OSX's Preview/Quicklook cannot open the document.

      I have attached (or will do in a minute) a patch that includes a test case that reproduces the problem (no PDPages in a PDF with no text).
      And I've patched TextToPDF so that it inserts a single empty page for an empty string input.

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            • Assignee:
              lehmi Andreas Lehmkühler
              Reporter:
              neilm Neil McErlean
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