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iText 5 Core

iText 5 Core was superseded by iText 7. If you haven’t made the switch to iText 7 yet or if you would like to learn more about stand-alone products that use iText 5 as their main engine, please continue reading.

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Benefits

Why use iText 5 Core?

Please note that since the introduction of iText 7, we recommend that customers use iText 7 for new projects and to consider moving existing projects from iText 5 to iText 7 to benefit from the many improvements in the latest release.

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Dynamically generated or manipulated PDF documents

Generate documents and reports based on data from an XML file or a database, fill out interactive forms and service dynamically generated or manipulated PDF documents to a web browser.

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Manipulate existing, splitting and merging PDF files

Create maps and books, exploit numerous interactive features, add bookmarks, page numbers, watermarks and more to existing PDF files and spilt or merge pages. 

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Meeting standards

  • PDF/A
  • PDF/UA
  • ZUGFeRD
  • PDF 2.0 (not all functionalities)
Key features

Core Capabilities of iText 5 Core

Launched in December 2009 to supersede iText 2, it is a PDF tool that represented a giant leap in programmable PDF technology and fueled the growth of iText Software as a company.

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Advantages of the iText 5 Core library

This versatile library with comprehensive support for PDF functionality. High-level APIs allow for convenient document creation and manipulation. The low-level APIs make flexible and PDF development possible.

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Other applications

iText 5 also forms the core of XML Worker, which lets you convert XML to PDF, as well as iText RUPS, a tool that lets you visualize your PDF documents' syntax and content streams.

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Limited support and bug fixes

iText 5 has been EOL. This means that bug fixes and support still exist, but new development is happening on the next generation: iText 7.

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Better version available: iText 7

Please note that since the introduction of iText 7, we recommend that customers use iText 7 for new projects and to consider moving existing projects from iText 5 to iText 7 to benefit from the many improvements in the latest release.

Discover iText 5

Our software toolkit offers you one of the best-documented and most versatile PDF engines in the world (written in Java and .NET), which allows you to not only integrate PDF functionalities into your workflow, but also in your applications, processes or products. With the release of the iText 7 Suite, you can even optimize invoicing, ensuring long-term archiving and take care of compliance issues through its PDF SDK.

XML Worker

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Convert XHTML content to PDF, used with iText 5 (an EOL product). Use pdfHTML for iText 7, the latest HTML to PDF conversion tool.
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XFA Worker

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Program dynamic PDFs, used with iText 5 Core (EOL product). Use pdfXFA for iText 7 as the next generation.
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