I have a test document (unfortunately not committable) whose page
numbers are rendered with no separator (<p> nor space) before the next
word. So I have words like:
But then when I ran the ExtractText -html command-line from PDFBox, I
can see that <p> is inserted after these page numbers (spookily, not
closing the previous <p>; I opened
PDFBOX-1130 for that).
So I made a simple change to Tika's PDF2XHTML, to have it override the
writeStart/EndParagraph, and call handler.start/EndElement("p"), ie to
preserve the paragraph structure that PDFBOX detects out to the
resulting XHTML handler, and this fixes the issue (I now see the page
number as a separate paragraph, rendered w/ newline in "text" mode
Note that this test document is the same document from
(there are some quote characters that are not extracted correctly).