ActivePDF Toolkit Overview

Toolkit is a powerful PDF generator and manipulator that can help you accomplish virtually any PDF-related task. Offering a flexible .NET-native API, Toolkit is easy to deploy and manage, enabling you to get your PDF solution up and running in no time. Unlike desktop PDF products, the server-side software affords you the control to centralize PDF settings support business standards and eliminate end-user intervention and per-user costs.

Key Features

  •  Generate PDF on-the-fly or manipulate existing PDF
  •  Secure PDF with 40 or 128-bit encryption, password protection, and digital signatures
  •  Create, fill, and extract data from PDF form fields
  •  Merge, split, and stitch PDFs
  •  Stamp text, images, or watermarks on PDF pages
  •  Dynamically generate over 20 standard barcode types

ActivePDF Toolkit Features

.NET and COM APIs

Offering a robust COM and .NET native API, ActivePDF provides an easy, affordable means to add file conversion functionality to all of your applications. Capable of converting commonly used file formats both to and from PDF, integration is as simple as a single method call.

Stamping / Watermarking
Toolkit's text width calculation routines make stamping and text placement within PDFs exact, allowing users to automatically apply standard text such as page numbers, headers and footers, or watermarks to a single page, range of pages or entire PDF documents, using any font available on a server, at any size or color, in any degree of rotation.

Digital Signatures
Toolkit provides the ability to apply digital signatures to PDF files using certificates stored on a server. With Toolkit, end users can also create certificates on the fly, easily extending signing capabilities to every user in an organization.

Append and Extract Pages
Painlessly utilize Toolkit to append or extract pages to and from virtually any PDF within seconds, even in memory.

Stitch PDFs
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 simplified with this feature.

Merge Multiple Documents
Quickly combine, or merge, two or more PDF files with Toolkit. As an example, this feature could be used to combine multiple PDF reports into a single, navigable PDF file.

Create PDF Forms
Licensed per server, ActivePDF solutions help companies reduce per-user software and support costs by offering centralized PDF generation and PDF conversion functionalities, easily enabling users to seamlessly add PDF conversion to existing business applications.

PDF Form Filling
With Toolkit, PDF form filling can be accomplished interactively, by end users.  Simply enter  the desired information and click Submit.  Data is seamlessly transferred to the designated area of your choice. Save locally to the form or to offline storage. In addition to interactive form filling, Toolkit can be used to programmatically fill form fields, allowing you to easily populate PDF forms and templates with text and images from any source.

Convert Images to PDF
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 within PDF files.

Generate Barcodes
Toolkit's Barcode object enables end users to generate over 100 barcode formats. Barcodes can be added to new or existing PDFs, or exported as XML, affording the flexibility to easily integrate with existing business processes.

Embed Flash Files
The latest product versions support Flash® file conversions, allowing you to add movies, animations, and sounds to your PDF presentation.

Add PDF Annotations
Toolkit lets users add or extract PDF annotations to any output PDF page or pages by simply defining the particular item at conversion.

Create Bookmarks and Hyperlinks
Toolkit includes options for creating bookmarks or hyperlinks within PDFs, making it the product of choice for assembling large, complex PDF documents.

Attach Native Files 
Attach any native file to a PDF.  Archive original documents by attaching them to a PDF version for viewing without accessing original native files.

ActivePDF Toolkit System Requirements

Toolkit Operating System

  • Windows® Server™ 2003, x86 or x64, OR
  • Windows® Server™ 2008, x86 or x64


Minimum Recommended Hardware

  • 128 MB of RAM 
  • 25 MB of Disk Space (for application)


Additional Software Requirements

  • Microsoft® .NET Framework required to use Toolkit's .NET component
    (1.1 or 2.0 minimum - if not detected, will be installed automatically)

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