DocumentReader

Introduction: This library reads word documents (.doc and .docx), txt and PDF files, and gives the output content of the document as a String.
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This library reads word documents (.doc and .docx), txt and PDF files, and gives the output content of the document as a String.

If you have ever tried to read contents of a PDF or MS word document on Android, you know how painful it is. This library makes your work easy.


Dependency for build.gradle (Module: app)


repositories {
  ...
  maven { url 'https://jitpack.io' }
}
dependencies {
  ....
  implementation 'com.github.Asutosh11:DocumentReader:0.12'

  // NOTE: use this only if you get a multidex exception
  implementation "androidx.multidex:multidex:2.0.1"
}
// NOTE: use this only if you get an error like - More than one file was found with OS independent path
packagingOptions {
   exclude 'META-INF/DEPENDENCIES'
   exclude 'META-INF/INDEX.LIST'
   exclude 'META-INF/spring.handlers'
   exclude 'META-INF/spring.schemas'
   exclude 'META-INF/cxf/bus-extensions.txt'
}
// NOTE: use this only if you get a multidex exception
defaultConfig {
   ...
   multiDexEnabled true
}


How to use it?


// Read a pdf file from Uri
val docString : String = DocumentReaderUtil.readPdfFromUri(fileUri, applicationContext)
// Read a pdf file from File
val docString : String = DocumentReaderUtil.readPdfFromFile(file, applicationContext)
// read a doc file from Uri
val docString : String = DocumentReaderUtil.readWordDocFromUri(fileUri, applicationContext)
// read a doc file from File
val docString : String = DocumentReaderUtil.readWordDocFromFile(file, applicationContext)
// read a docx file from Uri
val docString : String = DocumentReaderUtil.readWordDocFromUri(fileUri, applicationContext)
// read a docx file from File
val docString : String = DocumentReaderUtil.readWordDocFromFile(file, applicationContext)
// read a txt file from Uri
val docString : String = DocumentReaderUtil.readTxtFromUri(fileUri, applicationContext)
/*
 Even if you don't know your file type, 
 this library detects the file mime type and gives you the content of the file as a String
*/
val docString : String = when (DocumentReaderUtil.getMimeType(fileUri, applicationContext)) {
        "text/plain" -> DocumentReaderUtil.readTxtFromUri(fileUri, applicationContext)
        "application/pdf" -> DocumentReaderUtil.readPdfFromUri(fileUri, applicationContext)
        "application/msword" -> DocumentReaderUtil.readWordDocFromUri(fileUri, applicationContext)
        "application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document" -> 
                                        DocumentReaderUtil.readWordDocFromUri(fileUri, applicationContext)
         else -> ""
     }


Thanks

The Apache Tika project
Apache's PdfBox port by TomRoush

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