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Topic: Re: SDK only Reader No plug-in
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58442
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:32 PM

At 11:31 AM -0400 6/19/01, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
> I wish to create a totally autonomous activeX which can make
>some modifications on a file PDF (example to add a text in a given


> The question is to know
>if it is possible to create this type of activeX with the SDK?


The Adobe Acrobat SDK is for writing either plugins for
Acrobat (usually the full Product, not even Reader) OR for
controlling Acrobat via IAC/COM/OLE. There are NO provisions in the
SDK for stand-alone applications. (there used to be an option to
separately license something called the "PDFLibrary", but that is not
currently available).

> What do I understand by " Autonomous" ActiveX? This one should be
>able to work on a post which is not equipped of Acrobat.

To do that, you will need to license a 3rd party PDF Library
such as our SPDF product (

Leonard Rosenthol

Director of Software Development (215) 922-3509 (voice)
Appligent, Inc. (formerly Digital Applications) (610) 284-4233 (fax)

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