PDF File Creation¶
This chapter provides information about how you can use the Acrobat SDK to create PDF files.
You can use Acrobat and the Acrobat SDK to create a new, empty PDF file and to create a PDF file from supported file types.
Empty PDF files¶
PDF files from multiple files¶
With a plug-in or IAC, you can extract data from other file types, and then bind the resulting PDF files into one PDF file. The relevant APIs can also be executed directly from an IAC application.
Creating PDF files without using Acrobat¶
Some developers have developed the capability of generating PDF from their own applications without using Adobe products. Some of these developers have used the Adobe PDF Library product to extend their own application. Others have built PDF-generation capability into their applications from scratch. This type of development is not supported by Adobe.
The best resource for building PDF-generation capability is the PDF Reference , which fully documents the PDF specification. The PDF file format is complex, and developing code to generate it requires a significant amount of development.