Java PDF viewer with FDF

My company needs a PDF viewer with Java API with the additional requirement on being able to use FDF form data.

The only one i found was JPedal which promises to feature everything we need, but it costs a bunch. So what are my options? Is there another tool to do it?


I found iText to be an easy way to merge FDF data into the PDF form.

The only LGPL viewer that worked ok (unlike Adobe's own 10 year old Java 1.1 API) was Sun's pdf-renderer. But sadly it doesn't display form values. iText's form-flattening helps, but there has to be a better way.

Asked by: Owen972 | Posted: 28-01-2022

Answer 1

Have a look at the Foxit SDK. The cost seems at bit less and i'm sure you'll get much more.

Maybe Open Office has something in its belt for you?

I also just found those:

Answered by: Julian251 | Posted: 01-03-2022

Answer 2

Try the Big Faceless' Java Viewer:

Answered by: Melanie367 | Posted: 01-03-2022

Answer 3 (probably you will have to dig a little in it if you would like to find what you are searching for, but I think you'll find)

Answered by: Roman878 | Posted: 01-03-2022

Answer 4

A year ago I was searching for something similar but I was unable to find anything useful, so ended up calling acrobat reader (which is only a workaround of course). Thanks for mentioning pdf-renderer (the project was not existing a year ago, at least I was unable to find it) in your question.

Answered by: Agata884 | Posted: 01-03-2022

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