Apache PDFBox

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JAVA PDF library for creation, manipulation, validation and content extraction of PDF documents
Homepage:http://pdfbox.apache.org/
License:Apache License v2.0
Platforms:Java
Function:Metadata Extraction,Repair,File Format Migration,Validation,Encryption Detection
Content type:Document


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2022-09-29 18:36:11
[PDFBOX-5521] Signing tries to set byteRange of old signature
<style type="text/css"> .tableBorder, .grid { background-color: #fff; width: 100%; border-collapse: collapse; } .tableBorder td, .grid td { vertical-align: top; padding:...
by Tilman Hausherr
2022-09-27 18:27:14
[PDFBOX-5520] JAVA_HOME is now required
<style type="text/css"> .tableBorder, .grid { background-color: #fff; width: 100%; border-collapse: collapse; } .tableBorder td, .grid td { vertical-align: top; padding:...
by Simon Steiner
2022-09-25 07:39:33
[PDFBOX-5519] Can PDFbox create the ability to extract tab numbers from pdf fields?
<style type="text/css"> .tableBorder, .grid { background-color: #fff; width: 100%; border-collapse: collapse; } .tableBorder td, .grid td { vertical-align: top; padding:...
by Tony C
2022-09-23 09:04:46
[PDFBOX-5518] "Threads" array in Document Catalog should be an indirect reference
<style type="text/css"> .tableBorder, .grid { background-color: #fff; width: 100%; border-collapse: collapse; } .tableBorder td, .grid td { vertical-align: top; padding:...
by Christian Appl
2022-09-24 16:14:48
[PDFBOX-5517] Load Font by name or make the PDType1Font constants an enum to iterate over it
<style type="text/css"> .tableBorder, .grid { background-color: #fff; width: 100%; border-collapse: collapse; } .tableBorder td, .grid td { vertical-align: top; padding:...
by Josua Kupski

Description[edit]

According to the PDFBox website: "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".

Although a range of these facilities may prove useful for preservation purposes, such as PDF debugging or extracting text, it is the Preflight component that supports the validation of a PDF against the PDF/A-1 or PDF/A-1b standards that has attracted considerable interest from preservation practitioners (see below).

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