How to Convert MD to PDF Using Java

In order to render MD to PDF, we’ll use

Aspose.Html for Java

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use conversion API for Java platform. You can download its latest version directly from

Aspose Maven Repository

and install it within your Maven-based project by adding the following configurations to the pom.xml.

Repository


<repository>
<id>AsposeJavaAPI</id>
<name>Aspose Java API</name>
<url>https://repository.aspose.com/repo/</url>
</repository>

Dependency

<dependency>
<groupId>com.aspose</groupId>
<artifactId>aspose-html</artifactId>
<version>version of aspose-html API</version>
<classifier>jdk17</classifier>
</dependency>

Steps to Convert MD to PDF via Java

Developers can easily convert MD file to PDF in just a few lines of code.

  1. Load MD file with HTMLDocument class constructor
  2. Call HTMLDocument.save method
  3. Pass output file path with PDF extension
  4. PDF file will be saved at the specified path

System Requirements

Before running the conversion example code, make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with Java Runtime Environment for JSP/JSF Application and Desktop Applications.
  • Get latest version of Aspose.HTML for Java directly from Maven.
 

MD to PDF Java Conversion Source Code

// save MD as a PDF 
Converter.convertMarkdown("template.md","output.pdf");   
 
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    Java HTML Parser Library

    HTML API is an advanced web scrapping and HTML parsing library. One can create, edit, navigate through nodes, extract data and convert HTML, XHTML, MHTML files to PDF, Images and formats. Moreover, it also handles CSS , HTML Canvas, SVG, XPath and JavaScript out-of-the-box to extend manipulation tasks. Its a standalone API and does not require any software installation.

    MD What is MD File Format

    Text files created with Markdown language dialects is saved with .MD or .MARKDOWN file extension. MD files are saved in plain text format that uses Markdown language which also includes inline text symbols, defining how a text can be formatted such as indentations, table formatting, fonts, and headers. MD files can be converted to HTML with a program called Markdown. Markdown language is released by John Gruber.

    PDF What is PDF File Format

    Portable Document Format (PDF) is a type of document created by Adobe back in 1990s. The purpose of this file format was to introduce a standard for representation of documents and other reference material in a format that is independent of application software, hardware as well as Operating System. PDF files can be opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader/Writer as well in most modern browsers like Chrome, Safari, Firefox via extensions/plug-ins. Most of the commercially available software suites also offer conversion of their documents to PDF file format without the requirement of any additional software component. Thus, PDF file format has full capability to contain information like text, images, hyperlinks, form-fields, rich media, digital signatures, attachments, metadata, Geospatial features and 3D objects in it that can become as part of source document.

    Other Supported Conversions

    You can also convert MD into many other file formats including few listed below.

    MD TO BMP (Bitmap Image)
    MD TO HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
    MD TO JPEG (JPEG Image)
    MD TO PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
    MD TO TIFF (Tagged Image Format)
    MD TO XPS (XML Paper Specifications)