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Topic: RE: Help on Licensing
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57217
From: Deleted User
Date: 5/29/2002 05:24 PM


You can generate PDF files using the PDFWriter or Distiller on your =local
machine provided you have purchased a license to do so (the Full =Acrobat
product contains one license). This license doesnt let you generate =PDF
files from across a network or via the web - this is against the =license
agreement (search for End User License Agreement - EULA on the Adobe =site -
or read the Šreadme.txt file on the Acrobat CD).

There are plenty of options however. Sanface have a product that will
generate simple PDF files from the Web (, but I =think
your best option is to investigate PDFLib available from (created by Thomas Merz). The PDFLib can be used =via
most programming languages to create PDF files from scratch.

You can license the PDF Library from Adobe, but it is very expense and
usually only used in high end situations. (

Also visit PDFStore for more commercial products that could also help =you
out. (

> I want to develop a small customised function in my application. I =want to
> convert text to pdf. I am writing an inventory program. When I make a
> purchase order I give the person to choose the items from a master =items
> list and save the items he has chosen in the purchase list. After he =has
> done selecting the items for purchase I would like to generate a
> customised purchase order form in pdf format.
> I would like to know if there are any licensing issues associated. I =want
> my customised application to generate pdf files from within it. Are =there
> any licensing issues as Adobe has it's own pdf writer. I am searching =for
> an answer but do not know where to find. I could not find it even on
> Adobe's site. Could you help me with this.

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