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PDF Document API

The PDF Document API is a non-visual .NET library that allows you to easily generate PDF files from scratch and manipulate existing PDF documents.

Getting Started


In this section, you will get acquainted with the PDF Document API.

  • Getting Started
    Describes the first steps to create a PDF processing console application in Visual Studio.

  • Online Demos
    Shows all available demos related to DevExpress PDF Document API.

  • Examples
    Contains task-based examples for the PDF Document API.

Coordinate Systems


The topic in this section:

Generating a Document


The topic in this section:

PDF Graphics


This section contains the following topics:

Document Manipulation


This section contains all the required information related to programmatic document manipulation.

  • Merging Documents
    Merge different documents into a single PDF.

  • Page Manipulation
    Add/Insert a new page into a document, copy pages from one document to another PDF, delete or rotate a page in a document.

Additional Content


The topics in this section.

  • Bookmarks
    Create bookmarks from scratch, change bookmark attributes (e.g. rename a bookmark, change its destination or font style) and delete bookmarks.

  • Hyperlinks
    Add a hyperlink to a page or URI.

  • Attachments
    Attach any number of files to the PDF document and access attached files.

Interactive Forms


This section contains all the required information related to an interactive form in a document.

Text Markup Annotations


The PDF Document API component provides API that can be used to manipulate (create, modify or remove) text markup annotations in pages.

The topics in this section contain all the required information related to text markup annotation manipulation in a document.

  • Creating
    Create markup annotations for a text and add them to a page.

  • Modifying
    Change existing text markup annotations in a page.

  • Deleting
    Remove text markup annotations from a page in a document.

Document Security


This section describes how to use save options to protect a document with a password and sign the document with a digital signature.

  • Protecting a Document
    Protect a document using both the owner and user passwords. In addition, you can optionally specify user permissions for printing, data extraction, document modification and interactive operations.

  • Signing a Document
    Apply a digital signature to a document.

Content Extraction


This section describes how to get content (an image, text) from a document.

Printing


This section describes how to print a document and customize print settings.

  • Printing
    Print any page in a document.

Export a Document to a Multi-Page Tiff Image


This section describes how to export document pages to a multi-page tiff image.

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