Apache PDFBox - A Java PDF Library

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.

Getting Help

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Text Extraction

Extract from within a PDF for usage in other applications.

Merging & Splitting

Merge multiple PDFs into one or split a single PDF into multiple PDFs.

Forms Filling

Extract forms data from PDF forms or prefill a PDF form.

PDF/A Validation

Validate PDFs against the PDF/A ISO standard.

PDF Printing

Print a PDF file to printers supported by the Java printing API.

PDF to Image Conversion

Convert you PDFs to Image files.

PDF Creation

Create a PDF from scratch.

PDF Signing

Sign your PDF.