RTF format was introduced by Microsoft for creating rich text documents. The interoperability of RTF makes it possible to exchange the content between different Microsoft products as well as heterogeneous operating systems. However, you may need to convert RTF to PDF for printing, sharing, or other purposes. Therefore, this article covers how to convert an RTF document to PDF programmatically using Java.
Java RTF to PDF Converter API
To convert the RTF documents, we will use Aspose.Words for Java. It is a popular and feature-rich word processing API that allows you to create, process, and convert MS Word documents. You can either download the API or install it using the following Maven configurations.
<repository> <id>AsposeJavaAPI</id> <name>Aspose Java API</name> <url>https://repository.aspose.com/repo/</url> </repository>
<dependency> <groupId>com.aspose</groupId> <artifactId>aspose-words</artifactId> <version>21.6</version> <type>pom</type> </dependency>
Convert RTF to PDF using Java
The following are the steps to convert an RTF file to PDF format using Java.
- Use the Document class to load the RTF file by providing its path.
- Use the Document.save(String, SaveFormat) method to convert the RTF to PDF.
The following code sample shows how to convert an RTF file to PDF.
Get a Free API License
You can get a temporary license in order to use the API without evaluation limitations.
In this article, you have learned how to convert RTF documents to PDF format using Java. You can simply install the API and integrate the provided code in your applications to automate RTF to PDF conversion. Furthermore, you can learn more about the Java word processing API using the documentation as well as the source code samples available on GitHub. In case you would have any questions, feel free to let us know via our forum.