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JPedal is written in 100% Java and does not need additional platform-specific native libraries to be installed. If it runs Java 8 or above, it runs JPedal.

Java PDF Viewer – a complete PDF display component for Java

A 100% fully featured Java PDF Viewer which is powerful, but simple to setup, integrate and customise. JPedal offers everything you need from a multi-platform Java PDF viewer, including search, extraction, printing and XFA Form support in a single jar.

Viewing PDF is not an add-on, nor an afterthought with the JPedal Java PDF library. The Java PDF Viewer is the central feature and utilises the best features of both Swing and JavaFX to provide enhancements to features and functionality in the Viewer! We use it ourselves every day, and we have spent over 15 years developing this fully-featured PDF viewer in Java.

Key Features


  • Multiple View modes like Continuous & Page Flow
  • Full Page navigation, scaling and rotation
  • Also opens JPEG, PNG and TIFF files
  • Integrated Text search
  • Advanced PDF printing
  • XFA support
  • Support for Outlines, bookmarks and Thumbnails
  • Uses Swing and JavaFX
  • Customisable via simple XML configuration file
  • API to provide full control from Java
  • Single Jar
  • Lots of tutorials and monthly new release

Quick Start


Here is a quick snippet of code to add the viewer to your existing application:

See the full Documentation and Support or Download Trial Jar

Q & A


Q: How can I integrate JPedal with my own Software?

You can integrate JPedal into your own software in just 2 lines of code.

Q: Which PDF features are supported?

You can see all of the features in the PDF specification that we support here.