I am writing a Java program in eclipse that will read in a PDF file and analyze lines of the PDF report and spit out statistics about what was read in. In order to read in the PDF file (by extracting the text), I am using PDFbox. The goal of this project is just to automate a manual process.
Two questions:
I've taken some java programming classes but don't have much experience in linking external binary files to eclipse.

  1. Will the PDFbox library I add to eclipse transfer over with the jar file I make? The intention is to email this jar file to a collegue to use in his day to day job to make his life easier. I just want to make sure the packaged jar file keeps the PDFbox library.
  2. How do I add the PDFbox library to eclipse so I can use the library's methods?

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