Introducing iText pdfOffice: Enabling high-quality, native conversion of Microsoft Office documents to PDF

iText expands its iText 7 PDF library with their latest product, a Java add-on, allowing developers to programmatically convert documents and easily integrate with existing iText workflows.

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Ghent, Belgium – July 13, 2021 Today, iText Software, a global leader in innovative award-winning PDF solutions, announced the launch of a new product for their iText 7 PDF library, pdfOffice. The latest product was developed to provide best-in-class conversion of Office documents, without the need for costly licensing subscriptions and conversion expenses.

Over 500 billion Office documents are created every year across multiple industries, yet they have significant drawbacks when it comes to use cases such as distribution, information governance and data security policies, or archiving. The PDF format does not have these challenges, and is, therefore, a much used format in most organization’s digital workflows and applications.

“Because iText is a developer-driven company, all our tools are aimed towards automated processes,” said André Lemos, VP of Products, iText. “The connection between file formats and being able to leverage the power of PDF file as a format was important in our product strategy evolution to help support enterprise developers, providing the ability to automate document conversion, and process input and output streams in addition to files.”

Unlike some competing solutions, everything in pdfOffice is handled natively and without relying on external software to perform conversion. As such, the pdfOffice add-on, in conjunction with a valid license, is all that’s needed to enable high-fidelity conversion of a wide range of document formats. This translates to accurate representations of Office documents viewed on any device or application, with no additional requirements.

Through its wide language and font support, pdfOffice has built-in emulation of over 700 fonts across 45 languages, ensuring great text rendering, worldwide compatibility and avoids font licensing costs. The solution is memory-efficient and ideal for use in embedded environments.

“The introduction of iText pdfOffice represents another step in our mission to help developers build and set up their digital document workflows and applications as smoothly and efficiently as possible." said Raf Hens, CTO, iText. "We're pleased to expand our offering with this functionality to millions of our users as the ability to convert Microsoft Office documents to PDF with iText now opens up more advantages to them. More than twenty years ago, iText was born to make the creation, generation and manipulation of PDF documents effortless. This new addition to our suite of PDF libraries is another testament to this vision.”

iText is organising a webinar on Thursday July 15th 2021 in which they will demonstrate the use of iText pdfOffice. You can watch our recording here.

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Watch the recorded pdfOffice webinar on enabling high-quality, native conversion of Microsoft Office documents to PDF

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