To start using AsciidoctorJ, you need to add the required dependency to the dependency management system of your choice, Maven, Gradle or Apache Ivy. If you don’t use a Dependency Management system please check the dependency graph and add all jars in it to your classpath.

Declaring the dependency in a Maven build file (i.e., pom.xml)
    <version>3.0.0-alpha.1</version> (1)
Declaring the dependency in a Gradle build file (e.g., build.gradle)
dependencies {
  compile 'org.asciidoctor:asciidoctorj:3.0.0-alpha.1'
Declaring the dependency in an SBT build file (e.g., build.sbt)
libraryDependencies += "org.asciidoctor" % "asciidoctorj" % "3.0.0-alpha.1" (1)
1 Specifying the version of AsciidoctorJ implicitly selects the version of Asciidoctor
Declaring the dependency in a Leiningen build file (e.g., project.clj)
:dependencies [[org.asciidoctor/asciidoctorj "3.0.0-alpha.1"]]

In addition to using AsciidoctorJ directly, you can invoke it as part of your build using the Maven or Gradle plugin.

The versions of Asciidoctor and AsciidoctorJ no longer align since version 1.6.0 of AsciidoctorJ. Please check the corresponding release notes to find out which version of Asciidoctor is packaged if you are embedding the library. If you use the distribution you can call asciidoctorj --version to get the version of Asciidoctor that is embedded in AsciidoctorJ.