iText 5

If you are still using iText 5, or if you would like to learn more about stand-alone products that use iText 5 as their main engine, you have come to the right place.

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iText 5 Suite

Core capabilities

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

iText 5 Core

iText 5 Suite includes


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Have you already considered iText 7?

While iText 5 already gained fame as one of the world's most widely used and documented SDKs for adding rich PDF functionalities to applications, iText 7 has upped the ante. It offers the following advantages over iText 5:

  • Superior performance: the perfect technology for high-volume document projects.
  • Easier PDF program creation and editing through a greatly improved document model, lay-out engine, and APIs.
  • Future-ready technology with support for PDF 2.0.
  • Extendibility for value-added capabilities such as content removal, real-time debugging, advanced typography, e-invoicing, etc.