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Topic: Re: Printing a PDF file programmatically?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58248
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:31 PM

At 10:34 PM -0500 2/22/01, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>My goal is to print PDF files in a controlled manner in a secure environment.


>My reading of the Core API documentation suggests that the PDF
>Library functions PDFLPrintDoc or PDFLPrintPDF might do what I want,
>but the document refers to headers files (PDFLPrint.h and PrintLib.h
>respectively) which appear not to come with the SDK.

Correct. The Adobe PDFLibrary is a separate product that
must be licensed from Adobe. However, it is no longer being licensed
at this time.

>What would be the optimum method of printing a PDF file
>programmatically assuming that the user does not have Acrobat
>Exchange or even, perhaps, Reader? The SDK is confusing on this.
>Pointers to code samples would be much appreciated.
There are, however, two other libraries that are available
for license that will allow you to print PDF files (among other

* Our SPDF & SPDF_CP libraries () are an "API
clone" of the Adobe PDFLibraries and include complete PDF
rasterization and printing services - including the ability to print
vector data to non-Postscript printers!

* Ghostscript () is a Postscript
rendering engine, which includes the necessary extensions to also
render PDF documents to bitmaps which can then be sent on to printers.


Leonard Rosenthol
Sr. Software Engineer (215) 922-3509 (voice)
Digital Applications (215) 440-0504 (fax)

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