PDFBox Example | Introduction & setup Dev Environment

by Azeem Tariq

Posted 2 months ago

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PDFBox Introduction

PDFBox 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. In this tutorial we will set up our development Environment for working with PDFBox library. In this tutorial i will use NetBeans IDE but you can use any IDE for java. Go to PDFBox official website and in downloads  download  latest version of PDFBox Jar file      

download pdfbox lib

after downloading file , open your java IDE , in my case it is NetBeans , and create basic Java Application

create java application

  now go to properties of your project    

project properties

  now in Libraries section click on add library    

add lib

  now create library    

create library

  Now name your library what ever you want and click on OK and after this you will see this dialog , click on add jar folder and after that select you new downloaded PDFBox jar file and include it in your lib    

add pdfbox jar file in project

and finally add your newly create lib in your project    

pdfbox jar

if every thing works just fine then you will see your lib in your project like this    

pdfbox lib in project

Conclusion

In this tutorial we learn that what is PDFBox lib is and what we can do with this lib and we also create our development environment to work with PDFBox , Now you can proceed  to next tutorial . If you guys have any problem then watch above video tutorial.