Big Faceless PDF Viewer

The PDF Viewer is a Swing component that can display PDF documents. Intended for customers who don't require the full API, the Viewer can be installed as an Applet, application or via Java Web Start, or embedded in a Swing application.

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Product Overview

Printing, saving, text search, forms, digital signatures, and annotations are some of the many features available - the PDF Viewer can be tailored to include just the features you need, and is a cost-effective solution for those needing the features of Adobe Acrobat on a Java platform. The PDF Viewer is distributed in the same package as our PDF Library, so it's always up-to-date.

  • Swing component for displaying PDF documents
  • Customizable feature set includes printing, saving, search/selection, forms, bookmarks, reorderable thumbnails, annotations and more
  • Highlight and Redact text and images.
  • Full support for PDFs up to and including Acrobat 11
  • Viewer can be controlled from JavaScript
  • Applet size under 1MB
  • Localized in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese and Chinese

Product Benefits

Essentially a cut-down version of our full PDF Library, the Java PDF Viewer is a more cost-effective solution for those who don't require API access to the main library.

Unlike its big brother, the PDF Viewer cannot create new PDFs and any edits must be made through Swing interface. That interface is supplied with a large number of "features" (the full list is here) which can be enabled to customize the interface; ideal for distributing a limited functionality viewer as part of our application. For web application use, the PDF Viewer can be embedded as an Applet and controlled via its internal controls or by external JavaScript.

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The trial version is fully functional (it adds a "DEMO" stamp to each page it creates), which allows you as much time as you need to ensure that it meets your requirements. We offer free ad-hoc support during development so if you have any technical queries please do drop us an email.

You will need Java 1.5 or later installed and running on your system. The PDF library uses no native code, requires no other packages to be installed and will run easily from EJBs, Servlets or JSPs on Windows, UNIX or any other system running Java 1.5 or later

All you need to know

Big Faceless PDF Viewer

15.1MB (.zip), 13.8MB (.tar.gz)
From USD$400


What's it for?

View, Redact, Highlight, Save, Search & Print PDFs


This example demonstrates the PDF Viewer in action: