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PDFTron SDK documentation

The PDFTron SDK is a comprehensive cross-platform PDF and Office SDK that allows you to write stand-alone, cross-platform and reliable commercial applications.

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After you checked out the samples, gone through get started, here are some next step features.

Basics operations
Basic operations include saving, loading, or multithreaded locking of a document.

Viewer
Display a document reliably and accurately on your platform.

Annotation
Markup and comment on documents without changing the documents original content.

Forms
Read, write, or edit forms using FDF (forms data format) or XFDF (XML FDF).

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There is much more features to explore and here are just a few to look at next.

MS Office
Convert MS office documents without any external third party software.

Conversion
Convert multiple file types to PDF or from PDF to multiple file types.

Extraction
Extract data such as text, images, fonts, metadata, and more from a document.

Search
Find text within the contents of a document.

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Digital Signature
Secure a document with a signing fingerprint between sender and receiver.

Redaction
Permanently remove (and not just obscure) sensitive content.

OCR
Create searchable and selectable text from images.

PDF/A
Convert generic PDFs to PDF/A or validate existing PDF/A documents.

Page Manipulation
Add, remove, rotate, reorder, split, or crop pages of a document.

Editing Page Content
Read, write, edit, or replace page content in a document.

Bookmarks
Link to sections or pages in a document for easier navigation.

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We also have some advanced document processing features.

Optimization
Reduce file size, remove redundant information, and compress data in a document.

Security
Secure a document with user authorization and permissions on a document.

Layers
Groups of content that can be selectively made hidden or extracted.

Print
Overprint, imposition, or rasterize regions to be printed to a printer.

Portfolios
A dynamic file with a range of different file types assembled to an integrated PDF.

Low-level PDF API
Completely customize a PDF document.

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