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Automate your high volume document processes to save time and focus on other priorities.


Automation with iText Suite

The iText SDK offers the opportunity to create and manipulate PDFs programmatically. By using templates and dynamic information - like text and images, you can easily fill and update documents efficiently based on your specified parameters, allowing you to use multiple templates and make flexible updates to your information.

OCR in automation

Another automation scenario is where your input is scanned printed documents where you need the text they contain to become machine-readable for further data manipulation such as convert, compress, combine, redact or extract actions. With the pdfOCR add-on for iText Core you can use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to process these documents and unlock the text they contain.

pdfOCR Process

Why should you use iText Suite for automation?

Think of the last time you flew on a commercial flight. Your boarding pass looked like everyone else’s - except for your personal information. This is done using a template for the ticket, and auto-fill information for your individual information on the ticket. Rather than have a single person enter your personal information into a template, you can use a PDF library like iText to automatically fill information into a template, so you can get on to your next destination. 

If you’re an organization which receives scanned documents that need to be searched, indexed, processed, archived, translated, deciphered, sorted, etc. You’ll first need to recognize the text in those “flat” documents to perform any further automation tasks. With the iText pdfOCR add-on this becomes possible.


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Support for automation processes

The world’s largest PDF library with 20+ years of development and dedicated support for updating documents programmatically.

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User friendly automated processes

  • Flexible editing;
  • Guaranteed readability;
  • Guaranteed retrievability.

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Use OCR to enable data processing and transformation

OCR enables you to perform additional processing and data transformation. Some examples for using iText pdfOCR in combination with other iText software:

  • Define specific document elements for extraction with iText pdf2Data.
  • Securely redact recognized text with iText pdfSweep
  • Use extracted text to populate PDF form fields using iText Core
  • Merge text into HTML templates for iText pdfHTML conversion to PDF.
  • Generate PDFs using multiple languages and writing systems with iText pdfCalligraph.
  • Use recognized text with iText DITO and add data binding and conditional formatting to PDF templates.

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