The Apache PDFBox™ library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF documents. This project allows creation of new PDF documents, manipulation of existing documents and the ability to extract content from documents. Apache PDFBox also includes several command line utilities. Apache PDFBox is published under the Apache License v2.0.
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Extract from within a PDF for usage in other applications.
Merge multiple PDFs into one or split a single PDF into multiple PDFs.
Extract forms data from PDF forms or prefill a PDF form.
Validate PDFs against the PDF/A ISO standard.
Print a PDF file to printers supported by the Java printing API.
Convert you PDFs to Image files.
Create a PDF from scratch.
Sign your PDF.