9.9.  Extract Named Destinations to XML

Named Destinations are landing points inside PDF documents. They are difficult to test because they aren’t displayed anywhere. But the utility ExtractNamedDestinations extracts all information about Named Destinations into an XML file. And that file can be used in tests based on XML and XPath as described in Chapter 3.4: “Bookmarks and Named Destinations”.

And that's the extraction script:

Program Start

:: Extract information about named destinations in a PDF document into an XML file

@echo off
set CLASSPATH=./lib/pdfunit-2015.10/*;%CLASSPATH%
set CLASSPATH=./lib/itext-5.5.1/*;%CLASSPATH%
set CLASSPATH=./lib/bouncycastle-jdk15on-150/*;%CLASSPATH%

set TOOL=com.pdfunit.tools.ExtractNamedDestinations
set OUT_DIR=./tmp
set IN_FILE=bookmarksWithPdfOutline.pdf

java  %TOOL%  %IN_FILE%  %OUT_DIR%  %PASSWD%


The input file in this sample, bookmarksWithPdfOutline.pdf, contains different named destinations.


The output file _named-destinations_bookmarksWithPdfOutline.out.xml contains the following data:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  <Name Page="3 XYZ 36 764 0">destination2.2</Name>
  <Name Page="3 XYZ 36 800 0">destination2_no_blank<</Name>
  <Name Page="3 XYZ 36 782 0">destination2.1</Name>
  <Name Page="2 XYZ 36 800 0">destination1</Name>
  <Name Page="4 XYZ 36 800 0">destination3 with blank</Name>

PDFUnit uses SimpleNamedDestination.getNamedDestination(..) from iText (http://www.itextpdf.com) internally. Again thank you to the developers.