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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2023-02-03 07:51:41
[PDFBOX-5563] Can't open PDF with PDFBox: java.awt.color.CMMException: LCMS error 13: Couldn't link the profiles
<style type="text/css"> .tableBorder, .grid { background-color: #fff; width: 100%; border-collapse: collapse; } .tableBorder td, .grid td { vertical-align: top; padding:...
by Viktor Merkel
2023-01-27 10:49:38
[PDFBOX-5562] ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException in CFFCIDFont class
<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
2023-01-29 05:23:42
[PDFBOX-5561] qpdf shows warnings trying to linearize file modified by PDFBOX
<style type="text/css"> .tableBorder, .grid { background-color: #fff; width: 100%; border-collapse: collapse; } .tableBorder td, .grid td { vertical-align: top; padding:...
by menteith
2023-01-24 06:47:00
[PDFBOX-5560] Add a method to get the components of a composite glyph
<style type="text/css"> .tableBorder, .grid { background-color: #fff; width: 100%; border-collapse: collapse; } .tableBorder td, .grid td { vertical-align: top; padding:...
by Andreas Lehmkühler
2023-01-23 09:16:20
[PDFBOX-5559] QPDF prints warnings about a PDF modified by PDFBOX
<style type="text/css"> .tableBorder, .grid { background-color: #fff; width: 100%; border-collapse: collapse; } .tableBorder td, .grid td { vertical-align: top; padding:...
by menteith

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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