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					Introduction to
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Adobe PDF Library SDK
(PDFL SDK)

Jayesh Patel
Product Manager, ePaper Solutions
jpatel@adobe.com




Web Seminar
August 21, 2003
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Seminar Outline                       b
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 •   Introduction
 •   Architecture and Functionality
 •   New Versions
 •   Customers Case Studies
 •   Pricing and Availability
 •   Support and Maintenance
 •   Developer Resources
 •   Q&A




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               Introduction –                                                   bc
               What is Adobe PDF Library ?

           Adobe Products                       3rd Party Products
Acrobat    Servers   InDesign PhotoShop




                          Adobe PDF Library

  PDF            PDF             PDF       PDF          PDF
Creation      Manipulation      Parsing   Display     Printing           PDF
                                                                     Specification




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Introduction –                             bc
Adobe PDF Library SDK



    Header Files           Documentation




             Dynamic Libraries




   Code Samples                  Fonts




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PDFL SDK vs. Plug-in SDKs

                         Adobe PDF Library


                         Adobe & 3rd party H/W & S/W products




                         3 rd party Plug-ins


                         SDK’s for Acrobat, Reader, Capture


                         Acrobat, Reader, Capture Products




Checkout http://partners.adobe.com for complete line of developer tools

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            Adobe PDF Ecosystem
                                            Adobe PDF

              Creation                   Manipulation               Consumption

                                  Acrobat Standard & Professional
Client




          Acrobat Elements                                           Adobe Reader
           Acrobat Capture                                          Prepress Products

                                        Adobe PDF Library

                      Adobe Document Server                         Prepress Products
Server




         Adobe Distiller Server         Adobe Forms Server
          Create PDF Online           Adobe Wokflow Server


           http://www.adobe.com/acrofamily for Acrobat product line
           http://www.adobe.com/server     for Server product line
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       PDF Library Architecture –                                        bc
       Library Modules



                               PDFL
               PDF Creation, Manipulation, Parsing etc.




 AGM        CoolType            ACE               OPP         JPEG2K
Graphics      Font             Color           Transparency   JPEG2000
   &         Handling       Manipulation                        Image
Rendering                                                     Handling




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      PDF Library Architecture –                                      bc
      Core API Layers

     Portable Document (PD) Layer
•   Bookmarks,                                     Acrobat Support
•   Pages                                             (AS) Layer
•   Thumbnail
•   Annotations
•   and more …                    PDFEdit
                                                 • File access
                                (Page Content)   • Platform-independent
                                                   utilities
                                                 • Callbacks
                 Cos Layer                       • Exceptions
             •   Strings                         • …
             •   Numbers
             •   Dictionaries
             •   …



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       PDF Library Functionality

Creation
  PDF output from desktop applications
  Server-based dynamic document generation
Editing
  Parse PDF files
  Manipulate PDF files (at object level)
Document Assembly
  Page level operations
     Insert, Delete, Extract
  File level operations
     Split, Merge


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          PDF Library Functionality                           bc
          (contd.)

Fonts
  Embedding
  Sub-setting
  Extended language support
        Asian, Middle-eastern (Arabic, Hebrew), Cyrillic, …
Prepress PDF workflows
   PDF to PS
   Color management
Printing
   High-volume server-based printing
   Variable data printing
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        PDF Library Functionality    bc
        (contd.)
Viewing
  Rasterization of PDF pages
Linearization
  Web delivery of large PDF files
Optimization
  Compact PDF files
Compression
  CCITT, Flate, JPEG, LZW, JBIG2
Security
Content Extraction
  Text, Metadata, Images, Graphics
Forms
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Supported Platforms   bc

      Windows
      Macintosh
      Solaris (Sun)
      IBM AIX
      Linux (x86)
      HP-UX
      AS/400
      MVS (OS/390)




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       PDF Library Version 6.0                                  bc
       New!!
Ships Aug 29
Major New Features
  Support for PDF 1.5 Specification
  Interoperability with Acrobat 6.0 product line
  Optional content groups
     Programmatic create and manipulate “layers” in PDF files
  New compression schemes for objects
  JPEG 2000 support
  New word finder APIs for text extraction
  Digital pre-press features
     Transparency flattening printing
     Color separations
     Supports font embedding guidelines
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        PDF Library Version 6.1                        bc
        New!!
Available in Q1 2004
Thread-safety
   Multiple concurrent threads can boost application
   performance
   Per document thread-safety
Improved memory management
   High availability applications
In-memory file system
   No temporary disk files
Full API compatibility with version 6.0



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     Value Proposition
Premier source of PDF technology
   Most reliable PDF creation, manipulation, viewing
PDF specification compliance
   Supports the latest PDF specification
   Complete implementation of PDF specification
Interoperable with Adobe products
   Acrobat, Reader, Document Server, etc.
Adobe is fully committed to the library
   Technical support infrastructure
   Regular release cycle
Adobe PDF brand leverage

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         Adobe PDF Library Customers                                   bc
         Internal and External

Adobe Product Teams
   ePaper: Acrobat, Acrobat Reader, Document Server, etc
   Graphics and Creative Pro: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.
Independent Software Vendors
   Packages Software
   Service Related Products
Hardware OEMs
   Printing
   Scanning
Enterprise
   Information Technology Departments
Systems Integrators

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Major Customers




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                      PDF Library Case Study -                                                                    bc
                      XEROX Corporation


 Product                              Product                                   Product
              Xerox Digipath                       Xerox VIPP Thin Printer                   Xerox DocuSP
  Name                                 Name                                      Name

 Product      Production print        Product      High volume variable         Product      Production printer
Description   workflow solution      Description   data printing               Description   controller

              Page assembly                        Parsing PDF files
                                                                                             Uses PDF Library as a
PDF Library   Imposition             PDF Library   Splitting large PDF files   PDF Library   toolset to support PDF
  Usage                                Usage       into smaller ones             Usage       as the internal document
              Convert Xerox RDO to                                                           format
              PDF                                  Tagging PDF files




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                      PDF Library Case Study -                                                              bc
                      LEGATO Systems


 Product                                Product                            Product
              ERMXTender                             ApplicationXTender                 WebXTender
  Name                                   Name                               Name


 Product      Enterprise Report         Product      Enterprise Content    Product
                                                                                        Content Delivery
Description   Management               Description   Management Suite     Description




PDF Library   Content extraction for   PDF Library                        PDF Library
                                                     Viewing PDF files                  Viewing PDF files
  Usage       searching and indexing     Usage                              Usage




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PDF Library Case Study -                  bc
Zinio Systems


 Product
              Zinio Reader
  Name


 Product      Reader for electronics
Description   magazines



              Viewing and navigation of
PDF Library
              PDF-based electronic
  Usage
              magazines




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  PDF Library Case Study -                    bc
  JD Edwards (PeopleSoft)



Product Name   One World


  Product
               Enterprise Resource Planning
 Description


PDF Library
               Creation of PDF reports
  Usage




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  PDF Library Case Study -                                  bc
  Metavante


Product Name   Metavante CSF



               Design and delivery of customized
  Product
               customer communications such as
 Description
               financial statements, bills, invoices etc.



PDF Library
               Creation of PDF files
  Usage




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     PDF Library Case Study –                             bc
     Merck & Company, Inc.



Product Name   Custom Solution


  Product
               Report Management
 Description


PDF Library    Merge individial PDF files into a single
  Usage        PDF document




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  PDF Library Case Study –                   bc
  Kemper Insurance



Product Name   Custom Solution


  Product
               Policy Documents Management
 Description


PDF Library
               Date stamp PDF files
  Usage




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      Pricing and Availability

Available through licensing
  Functionality-based licensing
  Licensing available from Adobe and Datalogics
Pricing Model
  Pricing is proportional to functionality used
  Flexible OEM pricing model for for-sale products and
  services
  CPU-based pricing for not-for-sale internal use only
  applications




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         Maintenance and Support
Major releases
   Synchronized with Acrobat major releases
Regular interim releases
   At least every four months
   Incremental improvements
      Bug fixes
      Performance improvements
      Minor feature additions
Technical Support
   Adobe Solutions Network / Developer Support
   Print Workflow Products Group (for Print OEM Customers Only)
Integration and Consulting Services
   Datalogics Inc (www.datalogics.com)


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        Further Information
Adobe PDF Library
   http://partners.adobe.com/asn/tech/pdf/pdflibrary.jsp
Datalogics Incorporated
   http://www.datalogics.com/pdflibrary.asp
PDF Developer Resources
   http://partners.adobe.com/asn/tech/pdf/resources.jsp
Other Web Seminars
   http://partners.adobe.com/asn/webseminars
Upcoming Events
   PDF Developer Workshop, 8/26, Ottawa, Canada
   Seybold PDF Developer Breakfast, 9/11, San Francisco
   http://partners.adobe.com/asn/webseminars/registration/


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Q&A


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Tools for the New Work™



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