iText is a PDF library that allows you to CREATE, ADAPT, INSPECT and MAINTAIN documents in the Portable Document Format (PDF):
- Generate documents and reports based on data from an XML file or a database
- Create maps and books, exploiting numerous interactive features available in PDF
- Add bookmarks, page numbers, watermarks, and other features to existing PDF documents
- Split or concatenate pages from existing PDF files
- Fill out interactive forms
- Serve dynamically generated or manipulated PDF documents to a web browser

iText is used by Java, .NET, Android and GAE developers to enhance their applications with PDF functionality.

Several iText engineers are actively supporting the project on StackOverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/itext


  • PDF generation
  • PDF manipulation (stamping, watermarks, merging/splitting PDFs, ...)
  • PDF form filling
  • XML functionality
  • Digital signatures


Reviews (69)

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Highest Rated

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I'm reading remarks such as "This is no longer FOSS. I want my money back for the book." The anonymous cowards who post remarks like that are either stupid, or they work for a competitor. Changing the license from LGPL to AGPL made iText MORE F/OSS, because now people using iText also have to publish their source code as Free Software. It's only normal that people who want to make money with their software have to share a small part of their profits to allow the F/OSS developers to maintain the project.


Lowest Rated

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License sucks (it's NOT an free or open source license as documented) - company history unclear - intellectual property handling strange - old versions can not be downloaded any more.

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rasteredge the best pdf creator, create pdf from word asap

Posted 04/11/2016
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Thanks for good libs. You save my day :)

Posted 09/21/2015
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very good.

Posted 02/11/2015
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My poor review is mostly based on the bad licensing and pricing that I am only now learning about. Technically the library is just fine, it works and does what it should, although it is rather complicated. The bulk of my poor rating has to do not only with the switch from FOSS(MPL/LGPL) to AGPL with commerical license fees that are very high, relatively outrageous pricing as compared to other utility libraries. WebLogic itself is on the order of $10K a pop. iText wants a couple of thousand or so for each production server and a thousand or so for each development server, plus developer machine licenses (where as WebLogic {even under Oracle} gives you free developer licenses, not so with iText). A somewhat large project with a mix of production, QA, and development servers in addition to developer machines can quickly add up to many thousands of dollars. We will be eliminating iText from our code and abandoning it all together ASAP.

Posted 09/18/2014
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Some problem with the license, more problems with the extremely bad actions removing die old jars - I say thanks to maven reps! Very bad docus - ok, the guys want money for their books! No one would ever buy one when the documentations where better...

Posted 08/21/2014
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