Working With PDFs

PDF is one of the most popular formats for exchanging and archiving documents. It supports various forms of security, metadata, and the ability to store all of the necessary display information such as fonts, vector and images. In short, PDF (and PDF/A in particular) is designed with long-term archival and paper document replacement in mind because it will look the same today, tomorrow, and 20 years from now.

Because of its popularity, PDF support is essential to any Document Imaging application. This includes reading, writing, editing, merging, splitting, and virtually any other PDF-related task. It is also important to handle various types of PDFs (image-based, searchable, vector, etc), as one can never be certain what types of documents will enter their system.

The LEADTOOLS PDF SDK provides developers all of the functionality they need to work with PDF files. Check out my CodeProject article where I discuss some of the features of our PDF SDK.

Otis Goodwin

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2 Responses to Working With PDFs

  1. Teresa Morales says:

    HELLO. I can an aplication that to be a virtual print, i need the code or what libraries is necesary to do the aplication.

  2. Otis says:

    I am not sure I understand your question. Are you trying to use our Virtual Printer to create PDF files? Have you checked the Virtual Printer tutorials in the helpfile, as well as the demos we ship with the SDK?

    Feel free to contact us at for further assistance.

    Otis Goodwin

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