activePDF Toolkit™ is a scalable programmable COM object that enables users to create and manipulate Portable Document Format (PDF) files. With Toolkit's robust API, the automation of virtually any PDF manipulation task becomes possible - users can append, stamp, stitch, merge, paint, form-fill and more. New features in 4.0 include digital signature capabilities, embedding Flash files, dynamic form field creation, as well as double-byte character support.
Dynamic PDF Form Creation and Editing
activePDF Toolkit allows you to generate form fields on the fly, enabling you to create forms dynamically while offering precise control in laying out database reports using custom PDF templates. Additionally, Toolkit's form-filling feature allows PDF form fields to be dynamically populated with data from any source, including XML, while enabling end users to save filled-in forms locally. activePDF Toolkit also enables users to populate form fields with images, making exact placement and resizing of images a simple task. Toolkit's form-flattening feature removes the bloat from larger forms ? fields are stripped out and the content is left behind, dramatically reducing file size.
On-the-Fly PDF Generation
activePDF Toolkit's TextToPDF method enables you to quickly convert data from your application into a portable, secure PDF document. Using a few SQL queries, you can generate complicated reports that can be distributed to enterprise users, or populate prepared PDF templates to create labels, business cards, mass mailings and more.
Extracting and Merging
activePDF Toolkit allows users to combine, or merge, two or more PDF files. As an example, this feature could be used to combine multiple PDF reports into a single, navigable PDF file for the end-user. activePDF Toolkit also allows the user to append and extract pages to and from virtually any PDF, even in memory. Additionally, activePDF Toolkit includes options for retaining bookmarks, making it the product of choice for assembling large, complex PDF documents.
Stamping Text and Images
Support business rules by stamping text into your PDF documents, using any font available on your server, at any size or color, in any degree of rotation. activePDF Toolkit's text width calculation routines make text placement exact, allowing you to automatically apply standard text such as page numbers, headers and footers, or watermarks to a single page, range of pages or entire documents.
Toolkit Professional includes comprehensive image stamping with native support for over 40 image types, allowing for precise placement of logos, images, or electronically represented signatures. For example, watermarking can be used to automatically stamp highly sensitive documents with a “Confidential” label, while a signature stamp can be applied to approved documents as they pass through a workflow milestone.
activePDF Toolkit's stitching technology allows you to import one or more PDF documents, combining them into a single PDF page. Previously labor-intensive applications, such as newsletters or classified advertisements, are streamlined with this feature.
Digital Signatures and PDF Security
Digital signatures employ powerful encryption technology and a public key infrastructure to provide document authentication and nonrepudiation. activePDF Toolkit enables you to dynamically apply digital signatures to your PDF documents using certificates stored on your server. With Toolkit, you can also create certificates on the fly, allowing you to easily extend signing capabilities to every user interacting with your organization. Additionally, activePDF Toolkit allows you to encrypt and decrypt files with a simple API call. The first server-based product to support native 40 and 128 bit encryption, Toolkit enables you to password protect PDF files, disable end-user printing, prevent copying of text and graphics, and more. Toolkit's unique fingerprint technology also allows you to verify document integrity, providing built-in support for enforcing business rules.
Toolkit's Barcode object enables you to generate over 20 standard barcode types without requiring third-party utilities or individual barcode fonts. Barcodes can be added to new or existing PDFs, or exported as XML, affording you the flexibility to easily integrate with your existing business processes. Toolkit's barcoding technology conforms to standard barcoding guidelines, while still enabling you to customize the output to suit your organization's needs. You control everything; from type, value, and placement to size, rotation, comment text and color. Generating and placing a numeric, alphanumeric, or 2-D barcode has never been easier.
Operating System Requirements
Microsoft Windows® 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP
Microsoft Windows NT® 4.0 (Service Pack 5 minimum)
Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003
Professional Version requires Strong Encryption
Minimum Recommended Hardware Requirements
Pentium 200-MHz or higher
32 MB of RAM
5 MB of Hard Disk Space