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Support Word, Excel and PowerPoint formats without you or your users needing any MS Office software, MS Office licenses, or third-party open-source software.
Let users view, annotate, and convert to PDFs -- all entirely client-side, in a native app or any modern browser, including offline. Embed into any self-hosted Linux- or Windows-based workflow.
Add Office functionality to any platform with a unified API across iOS, web, Windows, Mac, Linux or Android. Use a single codebase with Xamarin, React Native, Flutter, or other frameworks.
Ensure reliable, high-fidelity rendering of Office file types and 20+ other formats on all platforms and devices, including iOS, web, and Android.
Easily add direct conversion from Office documents on any web, mobile, server or desktop software. Convert to PDF, PDF/A, image, and more.
Utilize the PDF format to support a rich array of additional Office document functionality
Have annotations from many users appear on the same Office document in real time. Manage annotations in a separate XFDF layer. Add roles, permissions or an audit trail.
Assemble source documents programmatically, or with an interactive UI. Stamp with an image, text, or a date. Split up documents. Rotate, remove, crop or reorder pages.
Search across many Office documents by extracting text after pagination. Link directly to a relevant page or annotation, and highlight matches with custom inline styling.
Generate personalized PDF documents from Word templates. Merge in dynamic information from your database by searching and replacing placeholder strings or images.
Embed free-form redaction to let users permanently remove sensitive information from documents. Add automated redaction to search and anonymize confidential information.
Drop in or remove all standard annotations, including stamp, watermark, comment, free text, signatures and more. Add and customize your own annotations, and trigger workflows.
Prevent sensitive documents from being shared by overlaying a userID, timestamp and IP address. Add document encryption and remove the ability to download, print or select text.
Rasterize specific regions or subsets of a PDF page for high-quality vector printing. Programmatically bundle many files into a PDF portfolio for easier, faster printing at scale.
In his presentation from the 2019 Electronic Document Conference, Aleksy Jones of PDFTron compares the use of PDF vs. MS Office in today's document workflows. He covers the full document lifecycle -- creating, editing, viewing, sharing, and archiving -- and concludes with two sample scenarios that get the best out of both formats.