Apache PDFBox

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Purpose JAVA PDF library for creation, manipulation and content extraction of PDF documents
Homepage http://pdfbox.apache.org/
License Apache License v2.0
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Quoted from the website "Apache PDFBox™ is an open source Java PDF library 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."

Recent versions also include a PDF/A parser/validator module. Executable JARs can be downloaded here:


User Experiences

Applied in an AQuA Mashup to address the preservation Issue: "Detect, extract and analyse embedded objects in PDFs".

Successfully applied by the British Library for characterising PDFs.

Developed into a PDF long term risk detector at a SPRUCE hackathon.

News Feeds

Mailing Lists

Apache PDFBox provides different mailing lists to get in contact with the community.


Release Feed

rss: javax.net.ssl.SSLException: Received fatal alert: protocol_version

Activity Feed

Apache PDFBox uses JIRA to track the development process.

rss: javax.net.ssl.SSLException: Received fatal alert: protocol_version
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