I remember what it was like when I first started developing solutions around Acrobat and PDF, it was daunting. So much information, too many technologies and no central location to piece it all together. This is where Planet PDF's Developer area and its first learning center come in.
We put the information, technologies and resources at your fingertips and explain how all of the components relate and combine so you can produce real world solutions around Acrobat and PDF. Each of the articles in this Learning Center provide clear, concise and relevant information to the modern world of programming with Acrobat and PDF.
When you first decide to develop a solution around Acrobat/PDF you need to know what's out there, who's developing what and more importantly you need to think like a PDF Programmer.
In this article we explore the resources available to you, regardless if you are developing your own solution from scratch, piecing together multiple third party solutions or even just automating Acrobat to solve a particular workflow issue.
PDF Forms have great potential, everything from dynamic database driven content to simply capturing data from end users.
When we think about online forms we generally think of HTML based forms, in this article we explore some of the key differences between HTML and PDF Forms and also the limitations of HTML as a means for online forms. We also explain what it takes to develop Forms in PDF and also the related solutions and technologies already in abundance that can make your life easier.
IAC in a nutshell is a method for programmatically taking control over another application and automating its toolset. The other application in this case is Acrobat (Std/Pro) and the program that's taking control is your application which could be written in Delphi, Visual Basic (including VBA) or C++.
We look in detail at how to build solutions using Acrobat's built-in Inter-Application Communication toolset. In no time we can be productive and be writing solutions to automate our daily Acrobat/PDF workflows.
OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.