Rendering PDF Images (Experimental Support)

Oxygen XML Author plugin provides experimental support for PDF images using the Apache PDFBox library.

To allow the rendering of PDF images in Author mode, follow this procedure:

  1. Go to http://pdfbox.apache.org/downloads.html and download the pre-built PDFBox standalone binary JAR files: pdfbox-2.0.3.jar, fontbox-2.0.3.jar, and xmpbox-2.0.3.jar. Alternatively, you can use the 1.8.12 version of these files, as they have been tested and work properly.
    Note: It is not recommended to use pdfbox-app-2.0.3.jar file instead of the three specified files because it contains additional classes that may cause conflicts elsewhere in Oxygen XML Author plugin.
  2. Create a subfolder called pdfImageJars in the [OXYGEN_INSTALL_DIR]\lib directory.
  3. Copy the downloaded JAR libraries to that newly created subfolder.
  4. Open OXYGEN_PLUGIN_DIR/META-INF/MANIFEST.MF and add a reference to the JAR libraries in the Bundle-ClassPath entry.
  5. Restart Eclipse in clean mode (edit the shortcut you use to start Eclipse and add -clean as the first argument.)