ABCpdf is simple yet powerful. It's designed so you can get up to speed quickly, yet not limit you, should you need precise, low level control over how your PDFs are generated. It allows you to create pure dynamic PDF documents or to read and modify existing PDF documents. These can either be saved to file or streamed direct to a client browser. ABCpdf is fast and lightweight. It's been designed specifically for high performance, multithreaded environments like IIS.
However if you want to use it in a less demanding environment like a regular application that's fine too.
The ABCpdf documentation is just
packed with examples so that you can always tell exactly how to use a
method or accomplish a task. If that's not enough for you - we're always
on hand and glad to help. If you can't see a good way to do something -
just ask... ABCpdf supports a vast range of image formats including JPEG,
GIF, TIFF, BMP, PNG, EXIF, WMF and EMF. It supports multiple frames so you
can convert multi-page CCITT or Group 4 Fax TIFFs to PDF documents. You
can either reference fonts, keeping your PDF documents lightweight for
distribution on the web. Or for guaranteed fidelity of reproduction you
can subset and embed fonts into your PDFs.
There are lots of text settings
to allow you precise control over the way that your text is displayed and
laid out. Paragraph indent, kerning and tracking, word spacing, line
spacing, paragraph spacing and horizontal justification are just some of
the settings you can control. And of course it's fully Unicode compliant.
ABCpdf supports HTML and HTML styled text. Import HTML from local or
remote web sites. HTML styled text allows easy creation and layout of
multi-styled text. Create encrypted PDFs for secure storage of PDF
documents. Use eForm placeholder fields in your template documents to
position and lay out dynamically created elements.
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.