The Big Faceless PDF Library is a Java class library for creating PDF documents. The Extended Edition offers the ability to create and edit AcroForms, PDF's answer to the HTML form. Like HTML forms, PDF forms can contain text boxes, radio buttons, and can call JavaScript functions. The Extended Edition also includes a PDF reader for importing and editing, along with FDF support, verification for digital signatures and text extraction. Both variations offer full Unicode support, encryption, embedded TrueType and Type1 fonts, barcodes, hyperlinks, and spot and calibrated color.


The ability to write Linearized (also known as "Web optimized") PDFs was added. The PageExtractor class was rewritten completely; it is now faster, better, and works with rotated documents. A problem which caused increased memory usage when using a PDFReader in a single thread was fixed. The difference can be significant, so anyone in this situation is encouraged to upgrade. Significant improvements were made to the behavior and appearance of the Viewer, giving more reliable results across the board.

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