Acrobat and PDFL SDK Documentation

The Acrobat and PDFL SDKs share the core documentation. You can open, search, and navigate through each individual document, or you can search and view all docs simultaneously.

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Document

Description

SDK Overview

Overview, choosing a development methodology, differences between Acrobat and Reader, example features, FAQ

Samples Guide

A guide to the sample code included with the Acrobat SDK.

Plugin Development

Developing plugins for Acrobat and Acrobat Reader, as well as for PDF Library applications.

Snippet Runner Cookbook

Prototyping code without the overhead of writing and verifying a complete plugin or application.

Extending the SaveAsXML Plugin

Enabling Acrobat to save documents in a customized text-based format.

Interapplication Communication

Using DDE, OLE, Apple events, and AppleScript to control the app and to render Adobe PDF documents, including detailed descriptions of DDE, OLE, Apple event, and AppleScript APIs.

JavaScript Developer Guide

Using JavaScript to develop and enhance standard workflows in Acrobat and Acrobat Reader.

JavaScript API Reference

Detailed descriptions of JavaScript APIs for developing and enhancing workflows in Acrobat and Acrobat Reader.

3D JavaScript API Reference

Detailed descriptions of JavaScript APIs for adding interactivity to 3D annotations within PDF documents.

Acrobat Tracker

Using RSS to track remote resources in an occasionally-connected environment.

Distiller API Reference

Detailed descriptions of APIs for controlling Acrobat Distiller for PDF file creation.

PDF Creation Settings

Specifying settings for the creation of PDF files.

PDFmark Reference

A detailed description of an extension to the PostScript language which allows the description of PDF features not found in standard PostScript.

Accessibility API Reference

Detailed descriptions of the APIs for using assistive technology with PDF documents.

Batch Sequences

Using JavaScript to perform repetitive operations on a collection of files.

Acrobat API Reference

A description of the APIs which help you develop Adobe Acrobat plug-ins and PDF Library applications.

PDFL API Reference

A description of the APIs which help you develop Adobe Acrobat plug-ins and PDF Library applications.