Why using jOpenDocument?

jOpenDocument is a mature and innovative library already used in commercial applications to create and display documents.

The code has been in production for 9 years and our applications already generated more that 5 millions of professional documents!

Who is behind jOpenDocument?

OpenDocument is a small part of the framework developed by the friendly french developers of ILM Informatique who decided to share its code and to maintain it through an Open Source project.


Can I use jOpenDocument in a commercial application?

Yes you can as long as you respect the GNU General Public License (GPL). If you are developing a closed source application, you must subscribe a commercial license from us.


Do you you provide professionnal support?

Yes. Our goal is to save you time and to ensure that you will achieve the highest levels of performance, reliability, and quality. see our support page.


Is a built-in text viewer planned?

The built-in viewer/rendered only supports spreadsheets (ods files). We are working on text based document (odt files). Based on our customers needs we focused first on the spreadsheet viewer and related features first.


PDF export

The jOpenDocument library can output PDF files natively without using slow and unreliable solutions like LibreOffice automation.
The PDF document is generated by our OpenDocument renderer, the PDF structure is handled by iText (GPL) or PDFBox (Apache Licence). We recommend using PDFBox.