iText 7 Community

iText 7 Community is our open-source licensed PDF library and SDK - to program PDF documents in Java or .NET. It can help you create PDF files that are more versatile than any off-the-shelf PDF creator and allow you to embed its functionalities within your own software for digital transformation. It has the same functionalities as iText 7 Core, but can be used only with the AGPL license.


iText 7 Community

iText 7 Community is an open source PDF library that features a Java PDF library and a .NET PDF library. It can be used only in combination with the AGPL license. Compliance with this license typically means you must disclose your own source code under an AGPL compatible license and you must disclose any modifications to iText. In addition, not all iText 7 add-ons are available for the Community version, and it does not come with premium support.


Why use iText 7 Community?

With iText 7 Community you don't have to worry about PDF technologies and standards, you can focus on your business needs and document content. At the same time, your development team has access to internal PDF structures, offering them to possibility to read, insert, update and delete any PDF object they want. Next to this, they can benefit from our rich and up-to-date technical documentation at the resource center.


Focus on the high level, business logic

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High-level APIs allow you to keep focus on your business logic and document content as iText 7 Core/Community offers an abstract document model.

Focus on the low level, with internal PDF structures

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The low-level APIs give full access to the internal PDF structures, which allow you to read, insert, update and delete any PDF document.

Meet Global PDF Standards

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  • PDF: PDF 1.x, PDF 1.7 (ISO 32000-1), PDF 2.0 (ISO 32000-2) from iText 7.1 on.

  • Archiving: PDF/A-1, PDF/A-2, PDF/A-3 (ISO 19005-1, -2 and -3, all levels).

  • Accessibility: PDF/UA (ISO 14289-1).

  • Digital signatures: PAdES (ETSI EN 319 142 / ETSI TS 102 778).

Key features

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iText 7 Community is a straightforward, performant and extensible library that is ready to handle the challenges of today's digital document workflows. 

Embed iText 7 Community's code libraries in applications to create the type of PDF files you want. Whether you’re creating batches of files automatically to add to a digital archive or you want to set up a form campaign for your customers, iText 7 can help you get it right.

Modular structure and intuitive APIs

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iText APIs offer future extensibility for Java and .NET programming. The PDF engine has a gentle learning curve with extensive documentation and examples.

Up to date

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iText 7 Core/Community uses Unicode for bookmarks, PDF names, PDF strings, passwords and more. The up to date hashing and encryption algorithms allow for digital signatures, document security, and supports multi-gigabyte files or extremely large documents.

Customizable & extensible

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The comprehensive Java and .NET PDF libraries have both out of the box functionality, for easy use, and the flexibility to extend and customize to meet your needs. iText 7 Core/Community focuses on easy integration and open standards.

Open source add-ons

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  • pdfHTML: Convert HTML to PDF
  • pdfSweep: Redact data from PDF
  • pdfDebug: Real-time debugging for PDF

Satisfied Customers

iText is a breeze! Using a proven and tested PDF technology helped us to focus on what we do best — building a high quality mobile app.

We chose the iText library because it was the only solution that allowed easy integration into our open standards architecture.

With iText we have the peace of mind that we are delivering a solid solution to our client.


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