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README.md

Samples for the PDF Tools Java SDK

This sample project helps you get started with the PDF Tools Java SDK.

The sample classes illustrate how to perform PDF-related actions (such as converting to and from the PDF format) using the SDK. Please note that the PDF Tools Java SDK supports only server side use cases.

Prerequisites

The sample application has the following requirements:

  • Java JDK : Version 8 or above.
  • Build Tool: The application requires Maven to be installed. Maven installation instructions can be found here.

Authentication Setup

The credentials file and corresponding private key file for the samples is pdftools-api-credentials.json and private.key respectively. Before the samples can be run, replace both the files with the ones present in the downloaded zip file at the end of creation of credentials via Get Started workflow.

The SDK also supports providing the authentication credentials at runtime, without storing them in a config file. Please refer this section to know more.

Quota Exhaustion

If you receive ServiceUsageException during the Samples run, it means that trial credentials have exhausted their usage quota. Please contact us to get paid credentials.

Build with maven

Run the following command to build the project:

mvn clean install

Note that the PDF Tools SDK is listed as a dependency in the pom.xml and will be downloaded automatically.

A Note on Logging

For logging, this SDK uses the slf4j API with a log4j2-slf4j binding. The logging configurations are provided in src/main/resources/log4j2.properties. Alternate bindings, if required, can be specified in pom.xml.

Running the samples

The following sub-sections describe how to run the samples. Prior to running the samples, check that the configuration file is set up as described above and that the project has been built.

The code itself is in the com.adobe.platform.operation.samples package under the src/main/java/ folder. Test files used by the samples can be found in src/main/resources/. When executed, all samples create an output child folder under the working directory to store their results.

Create a PDF File

These samples illustrate how to convert files of some formats to PDF. Refer the documentation of CreatePDFOperation.java to see the list of all supported media types which can be converted to PDF.

Create a PDF File From a DOCX File

The sample class CreatePDFFromDOCX creates a PDF file from a DOCX file.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.createpdf.CreatePDFFromDOCX 

Create a PDF File From a DOCX File with options

The sample class CreatePDFFromDOCXWithOptions creates a PDF file from a DOCX file by setting documentLanguage as the language of input file.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.createpdf.CreatePDFFromDOCXWithOptions 

Create a PDF File From a DOCX Input Stream

The sample class CreatePDFFromDOCXInputStream creates a PDF file from a DOCX input stream.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.createpdf.CreatePDFFromDOCXInputStream 

Create a PDF File From a DOCX File (Write to an OutputStream)

The sample class CreatePDFFromDOCXToOutputStream creates a PDF file from a DOCX file. Instead of saving the result to a local file, it writes the result to an output stream.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.createpdf.CreatePDFFromDOCXToOutputStream 

Create a PDF File From a PPTX File

The sample class CreatePDFFromPPTX creates a PDF file from a PPTX file.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.createpdf.CreatePDFFromPPTX

Create a PDF File From Static HTML (via Zip Archive)

The sample class CreatePDFFromStaticHTML creates a PDF file from a zip file containing the input HTML file and its resources. Please refer the documentation of CreatePDFOperation.java to see instructions on the structure of the zip file.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.createpdf.CreatePDFFromStaticHTML 

Create a PDF File From Dynamic HTML (via Zip Archive)

The sample class CreatePDFFromDynamicHTML converts a zip file, containing the input HTML file and its resources, along with the input data to a PDF file. The input data is used by the javascript in the HTML file to manipulate the HTML DOM, thus effectively updating the source HTML file. This mechanism can be used to provide data to the template HTML dynamically and then, convert it into a PDF file.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.createpdf.CreatePDFFromDynamicHTML 

Create a PDF File From a DOCX File (By providing in-memory Authentication credentials)

The sample class CreatePDFWithInMemoryAuthCredentials highlights how to provide in-memory auth credentials for performing an operation. This enables the clients to fetch the credentials from a secret server during runtime, instead of storing them in a file.

Before running the sample, authentication credentials need to be updated as per the instructions in the class.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.createpdf.CreatePDFWithInMemoryAuthCredentials 

Create a PDF File From a DOCX File (By providing custom value for timeouts)

The sample project CreatePDFWithCustomTimeouts highlights how to provide the custom value for connection timeout and socket timeout.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.createpdf.CreatePDFWithCustomTimeouts

Export PDF To Other Formats

These samples illustrate how to export PDF files to other formats. Refer to the documentation of ExportPDFOperation.java to see the list of supported export formats.

Export a PDF File To a DOCX File

The sample class ExportPDFToDOCX converts a PDF file to a DOCX file.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.exportpdf.ExportPDFToDOCX

Export a PDF File To an Image Format (JPEG)

The sample class ExportPDFToJPEG converts a PDF file's pages to JPEG images. Note that the output is a zip archive containing the individual images.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.exportpdf.ExportPDFToJPEG

Combine PDF Files

These samples illustrate how to combine multiple PDF files into a single PDF file.

Combine Multiple PDF Files

The sample class CombinePDF combines multiple PDF files into a single PDF file. The combined PDF file contains all pages of the source files.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.combinepdf.CombinePDF 

Combine Specific Pages of Multiple PDF Files

The sample class CombinePDFWithPageRanges combines specific pages of multiple PDF files into into a single PDF file.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.combinepdf.CombinePDFWithPageRanges 

OCR PDF File

These samples illustrate how to apply OCR(Optical Character Recognition) to a PDF file and convert it to a searchable copy of your PDF. The supported input format is application/pdf.

Convert a PDF File into a Searchable PDF File

The sample class OcrPDF converts a PDF file into a searchable PDF file.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.ocrpdf.OcrPDF

Convert a PDF File into a Searchable PDF File while keeping the original image

The sample class OcrPDFWithOptions converts a PDF file to a searchable PDF file with maximum fidelity to the original image and default en-us locale. Refer to the documentation of OCRSupportedLocale and OCRSupportedType to see the list of supported OCR locales and OCR types.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.ocrpdf.OcrPDFWithOptions

Compress PDF File

These samples illustrate how to reduce the size of a PDF file.

Reduce PDF File Size

The sample class CompressPDF reduces the size of a PDF file.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.compresspdf.CompressPDF

Reduce PDF File Size on the basis of Compression Level

The sample class CompressPDFWithOptions reduces the size of a PDF file on the basis of provided compression level. Refer to the documentation of CompressionLevel to see the list of supported compression levels.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.compresspdf.CompressPDFWithOptions 

Linearize PDF File

The sample illustrates how to convert a PDF file into a Linearized (also known as "web optimized") PDF file. Such PDF files are optimized for incremental access in network environments.

Convert a PDF File into a Web Optimized File

The sample class LinearizePDF optimizes the PDF file for a faster Web View.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.linearizepdf.LinearizePDF

Protect PDF File

These samples illustrate how to secure a PDF file with a password.

Convert a PDF File into a Password Protected PDF File

The sample class ProtectPDF converts a PDF file into a password protected PDF file.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.protectpdf.ProtectPDF

Protect a PDF File with an Owner Password and Permissions

The sample class ProtectPDFWithOwnerPassword secures an input PDF file with owner password and allows certain access permissions such as copying and editing the contents, and printing of the document at low resolution.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.protectpdf.ProtectPDFWithOwnerPassword

Remove Protection

The sample illustrates how to remove a password security from a PDF document.

Remove Protection from a PDF File

The sample class RemoveProtection removes a password security from a secured PDF document.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.removeprotection.RemoveProtection

Rotate Pages

The sample illustrates how to rotate pages in a PDF file.

Rotate Pages in PDF File

The sample class RotatePDFPages rotates specific pages in a PDF file.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.rotatepages.RotatePDFPages

Delete Pages

The sample illustrates how to delete pages in a PDF file.

Delete Pages from PDF File

The sample class DeletePDFPages removes specific pages from a PDF file.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.deletepages.DeletePDFPages

Reorder Pages

The sample illustrates how to reorder the pages in a PDF file.

Reorder Pages in PDF File

The sample class ReorderPDFPages rearranges the pages of a PDF file according to the specified order.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.reorderpages.ReorderPDFPages

Insert Pages

The sample illustrates how to insert pages in a PDF file.

Insert Pages into a PDF File

The sample class InsertPDFPages inserts pages of multiple PDF files into a base PDF file.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.insertpages.InsertPDFPages

Replace Pages

The sample illustrates how to replace pages of a PDF file.

Replace PDF File Pages with Multiple PDF Files

The sample class ReplacePDFPages replaces specific pages in a PDF file with pages from multiple PDF files.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.replacepages.ReplacePDFPages

Split PDF File

These samples illustrate how to split PDF file into multiple PDF files.

Split PDF By Number of Pages

The sample class SplitPDFByNumberOfPages splits input PDF into multiple PDF files on the basis of the maximum number of pages each of the output files can have.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.splitpdf.SplitPDFByNumberOfPages 

Split PDF Into Number of PDF Files

The sample class SplitPDFIntoNumberOfFiles splits input PDF into multiple PDF files on the basis of the number of documents.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.splitpdf.SplitPDFIntoNumberOfFiles 

Split PDF By Page Ranges

The sample class SplitPDFByPageRanges splits input PDF into multiple PDF files on the basis of page ranges. Each page range corresponds to a single output file having the pages specified in the page range.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.splitpdf.SplitPDFByPageRanges 

Document Merge

Adobe Document Merge Operation allows you to produce high fidelity PDF and Word documents with dynamic data inputs. Using this operation, you can merge your JSON data with Word templates to create dynamic documents for contracts and agreements, invoices, proposals, reports, forms, branded marketing documents and more. To know more about document generation and document templates, please checkout the documentation

Merge Document to DOCX

The sample class MergeDocumentToDOCX merges the Word based document template with the input JSON data to generate the output document in the DOCX format.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.documentmerge.MergeDocumentToDOCX 

Merge Document to PDF

The sample class MergeDocumentToPDF merges the Word based document template with the input JSON data to generate the output document in the PDF format.

mvn -f pom.xml exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.adobe.platform.operation.samples.documentmerge.MergeDocumentToPDF 

Licensing

This project is licensed under the MIT License. See LICENSE for more information.