<dependency>
    <groupId>com.aspose</groupId>
    <artifactId>aspose-pdf</artifactId>
    <version>20.11</version>
</dependency>
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compile(group: 'com.aspose', name: 'aspose-pdf', version: '20.11')
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<dependency org="com.aspose" name="aspose-pdf" rev="20.11">
    <artifact name="aspose-pdf" ext="jar"/>
</dependency>
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libraryDependencies += "com.aspose" % "aspose-pdf" % "20.11"
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Java API to Process & Manipulate PDF Files

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Aspose.PDF for Java is a PDF document creation component that enables your Java applications to read, write and manipulate PDF documents without using Adobe Acrobat.

aspose.pdf Package Features

PDF Document Featres

  • Set basic information (e.g. author, creator) of the PDF document.
  • Configure PDF Page properties (e.g. width, height, cropbox, bleedbox etc.).
  • Set page numbering, bookmark level, page sizes etc.
  • Apply document open action, open mode as well as appearance.
  • Document can have different page transition effects such as dissolve or box.
  • Create PDF documents via XML, API or XML and API combined.
  • Ability to work with text, paragraphs, headings, hyperlinks, graphs, attachments etc.

Security Features

  • PDF documents can be encrypted up to 128 bits.
  • Master and user passwords can be set for PDF encryption.
  • Apply rescriptions on content modification, copying, printing and other operations.

Conversion Features

  • Convert an existing XML file (.XML) or XmlDocument to a new PDF document or a PDF file stream.
  • Convert conventional Image formats into PDF file.
  • Convert PCL files into PDF file.

For a more comprehensive list of features, please visit Features of aspose.pdf Package.

com.aspose.pdf Package Features

  • Supports 14 core fonts.
  • Support for Type 1, TrueType, Type 3, CJK fonts.
  • Unicode support is available.
  • Add, search, extract and replace text in PDF files.
  • Add/delete, extract and replace images.
  • Insert, delete, split PDF pages.
  • Support for Linearization (optimization for the web).
  • Set and get XMP metadata.
  • Validate (PDF/A-1a, PDF/A-1b).
  • Work with bookmarks, annotations, PDF forms, stamps, watermarks and more.

For a more comprehensive list of features, please visit Features of com.aspose.pdf Package.

com.aspose.pdf.facades Package Features

  • Supports 14 core fonts.
  • Support for Type 1, TrueType, Type 3, CJK fonts.
  • Unicode support is available.
  • Add, replace and extract text & images (from the entire PDF, a particular page, or a range of pages).
  • Work with bookmarks, annotations, PDF forms, links, actions, signature and more.
  • Print PDF to default, specified, physical, or virtual printer.
  • Print PDF to XPS file or XPS printer.

For a more comprehensive list of features, please visit Features of com.aspose.pdf.facades Package.

Read & Write PDF & Other Formats

Fixed Layout: PDF, XPS
Books: EPUB
Web: HTML Other: TEX, XML, SVG

Save PDF Documents As

Microsoft Office: DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPTX
Images: JPEG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, EMF
Other: MobiXML, XML, TEXT

Read Formats

CGM, MHT, PCL, PS, XSLFO, MD

Supported Environments

  • Microsoft Windows: Windows Desktop & Server (x86, x64)
  • macOS: Mac OS X
  • Linux: Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, CentOS, and others
  • Java Versions: J2SE 8.0 (1.8) or above

Get Started

Aspose hosts all Java APIs at the Aspose Repository. You can easily use Aspose.PDF for Java API directly in your Maven projects with simple configurations. For the detailed instructions please visit Installing Aspose.PDF for Java from Aspose Repository documentation page.

Extract text from a PDF file using Java

// For complete examples and data files, please go to https://github.com/aspose-pdf/Aspose.Pdf-for-Java
// Open document
Document pdfDocument = new Document("input.pdf");

// Create TextAbsorber object to extract text
TextAbsorber textAbsorber = new TextAbsorber();

// Accept the absorber for all the pages
pdfDocument.getPages().accept(textAbsorber);

// Get the extracted text
String extractedText = textAbsorber.getText();

// Create a writer and open the file
java.io.FileWriter writer = new java.io.FileWriter(new java.io.File("Extracted_text.txt"));
writer.write(extractedText);

// Write a line of text to the file tw.WriteLine(extractedText);
// Close the stream
writer.close();

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