In this article, you will learn how to convert XML to PDF programmatically using Java. This feature can be useful for generating PDF files dynamically from the XML. Furthermore, the article also provides the complete XML schema that is used to create a PDF document.

Java XML to PDF Conversion API

In order to generate PDF files from XML, we will use Aspose.PDF for Java. The API is designed to create, process, and convert PDF files dynamically from within the Java applications. You can either download the API’s JAR or install it using the following Maven configurations.

    <name>Aspose Java API</name>

Support Schema for XML to PDF

Aspose.PDF for Java provides its XML schema to define the structure of the PDF document. You can find the complete XML schema here.

Convert XML to PDF in Java

Let’s check out how to convert a given XML to PDF using Aspsoe.PDF for Java. Most often, you will have the XML document containing the application data. In this case, you will first transform it to the Aspose.PDF compatible XML using XSLT. So let’s begin.

The following is the sample XML data that we need to convert to the PDF document.

In order to make this data compatible with the Aspose.PDF XML, we will perform XSLT transformation. For this we will define a template in an XSLT stylesheet file, as shown below.

Once you have created the template file, you can proceed to convert XML to PDF following the below steps.

The following code sample shows how to convert an XML file to PDF using Java.

Generated PDF

XML to PDF in Java

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 XML to PDF using Java. You can integrate this feature in your Java applications to generate PDF files from XML. You can learn more about the Java PDF 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.

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