HTML to PDF Converter for Java

java_logoJava is for many years the preferred platform for many software projects but there are not so many good HTML to PDF Converter for this platform.

EVO HTML to PDF Converter for Java brings the power of EVO HTML to PDF Conversion technology and all its outstanding features to Java platform. You can use the library in any type of Java application on any operating system supporting Java. The library requires at least JRE 1.6 or newer to be installed on the client machine.

EVO HTML to PDF Converter library for Java can be easily integrated in Java server and desktop applications to convert HTML documents to PDF, raster images or SVG vector images. The library is a powerful tool helping you to instantly create nicely formatted and easily maintainable PDF reports directly from existing HTML reports.

The converter offers full support for HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, SVG, web fonts, page breaks control with CSS and from API, automatically repeated HTML table header and footer, live URLs and internal links, automatically generated hierarchical bookmarks and table of contents, automatically generated fillable PDF forms and allows you to digitally sign and password protect the generated PDF documents.

The library was designed and tested to work reliably in multithreaded environments which makes it ideal for usage in high traffic websites and services.

EVO HTML to PDF Converter for Java is distributed in a Zip archive. You can download the HTML to PDF Converter for Java software from product page. The Zip archive contains the client library for Java as a JAR file for JRE 1.6 or newer, the API documentation in HTML format, the HTML to PDF Server and the demo applications for Java.

In order to use the EVO HTML to PDF Converter for Java you first have to install the EVO HTML to PDF Server. The server was built on .NET library to extend its capabilities to other platforms and languages. The JAR library that you link in your Java application will connect to the server to convert HTML to PDF, to Image or to SVG.
EVO HTML to PDF Converter Server can run either in a Windows Service on a Windows machine or in an Azure Cloud Service deployed in Microsoft Azure cloud. You can find detailed installation and uninstallation instructions in the Readme.txt file from the root of the downloaded package.

The EVO HTML to PDF Converter for Java API allows you to convert a HTML document to PDF in just a few lines a code. The programming interface is also very rich and allows you customize the generated PDF document in various ways. The code below is copied from the Getting Started demo for HTML to PDF Converter that you can find the in the samples folder of the software Zip package.

private byte[] convertHtmlToPdf(boolean convertURL) throws Exception 
    String serverIP = textServerIP.getText();
    int port = Integer.parseInt(textServerPort.getText());

    // create the HTML to PDF converter
    HtmlToPdfConverter htmlToPdfConverter = new HtmlToPdfConverter(serverIP, port);

    // set license key

    // set service password if necessary
    if (textServicePassword.getText().length() > 0)

    // set HTML viewer width
    int viewerWidth = Integer.parseInt(textHtmlViewerWidth.getText());

    // set HTML viewer height if necessary
    if (textHtmlViewerHeight.getText().length() > 0) {
	    int viewerHeight = Integer.parseInt(textHtmlViewerHeight.getText());

    // set navigation timeout
    int navigationTimeout = Integer.parseInt(textHtmlViewerWidth.getText());

    // set conversion delay if necessary
    if (textConversionDelay.getText().length() > 0) {
	    int conversionDelay = Integer.parseInt(textConversionDelay.getText());

    // set PDF page size

    // set PDF page orientation

    // set margins
    int leftMargin = Integer.parseInt(textLeftMargin.getText());

    int rightMargin = Integer.parseInt(textRightMargin.getText());

    int topMargin = Integer.parseInt(textTopMargin.getText());

    int bottomMargin = Integer.parseInt(textBottomMargin.getText());

    // add header
    if (chckbxAddHeader.isSelected()) {
	    drawHeader(htmlToPdfConverter, true);

    // add footer
    if (chckbxAddFooter.isSelected()) {
	    drawFooter(htmlToPdfConverter, true, true);

    byte[] outPdfBuffer = null;

    if (convertURL) {
	    // convert URL to PDF

	    String urlToConvert = textUrl.getText();

	    outPdfBuffer = htmlToPdfConverter.convertUrl(urlToConvert);
    } else {
	    // convert HTML to PDF

	    String html = textHtml.getText();
	    String baseUrl = textBaseUrl.getText();

	    outPdfBuffer = htmlToPdfConverter.convertHtml(html, baseUrl);

    return outPdfBuffer;