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PDF Creator for .NET: Features

The Amyuni PDF Creator is a powerful tool designed to enable software developers to perform the following:

  • Create, view, edit, annotate, and print PDF and PDF/A documents
  • Create and fill-out PDF forms
  • Create complex documents, forms, and reports and save them in various formats such as PDF, XPS, HTML, RTF, Excel or a multitude of graphic format

PDF Creator is based on our internal developments and does not rely on external Open-Source PDF libraries. Licensing and distribution are hassle-free and developers are not required to license any external technology in order to distribute our tools.

Main Features
  • Fast and lightweight .NET class library and set of controls with small footprint make it easy to distribute with your applications
  • Provided as 32 and 64-bit managed code .NET assemblies
  • Create PDFs that comply with the PDF/A-1b or PDF/A-1a ISO Standard while embedding your custom XMP metadata
  • XPS document support: Supports loading XPS documents and exporting documents into XPS format
  • Edit and print PDF documents programmatically without any user interaction
  • Create tagged or structured PDFs as defined by the PDF specs. Structured PDFs are easier to edit and export to other applications
  • Comment and annotate PDFs with sticky notes, highlighters, stamps, lines, frames and more

PDF Specific Features
  • Support for a wide range of PDF files such as the PDF 1.7 format and compressed XRef tables
  • Resave PDF files into PDF 1.4, 1.5, or PDF/A formats
  • Optimize PDF documents for viewing through the Web, also known as PDF Linearization
  • Compression of images, graphics, and text heavily reduces the size of the resulting PDF file
  • Load, create, and view layered PDFs
  • Load FDF documents that contain data associated with a main PDF document
  • Access to the internal PDF file structure through a comprehensive class architecture
  • Add custom metadata to the XMP metadata stream of a PDF
  • Add and extract attachments to and from PDF files
  • Logging capabilities ensure detailed detection and warning of errors during PDF processing

Text and Font Features
  • Unicode and CID font embedding enable support for a wide range of fonts including Asian (CJK) fonts
    • Support for OpenType®, TrueType® and Type1 fonts to ensure perfect portability
    • Ability to specify the location of external character maps (CMAPs)
  • Text anti-aliasing improves on-screen document legibility (requires font installation on client PC)
  • Search/Replace capabilities from the user-interface or programmatically
  • Ability to do paragraph editing with reflow
    • Needed due to the nature of PDF files that are otherwise not easily editable
  • Enhanced text editing operations such as highlighting and automatic text resizing

Graphics Features
  • Support for reading and writing multiple image compression formats such as JBIG2, JPEG2000, JPEG, CCITT, TIFF, PNG and GIF
  • Support for transparencies and alpha-blending techniques
  • Render a page or parts of a page to a device context controlled by the calling application
  • Export PDF files into XAML in order to integrate with Silverlight controls
  • Export PDF documents to a wide range of formats such as XPS, Excel, HTML, RTF, TXT, TIFF, JPEG or BMP
    • Specify a range of pages or export the whole document

Viewing and Editing Features
  • Area zooming and panning capabilities
  • Enhanced functions for adding, inserting, deleting, and moving pages
    • Move one or multiple pages within a document or to another document
    • Thumbnail panel provides a preview of the pages with drag/drop capabilities
  • View and create bookmarks using the bookmarks panel with drag and drop capabilities
  • Automatic generation of hyperlinks and bookmarks by analyzing document content
  • Ability to open a PDF document as a background or template for the main document

Printing Features
  • Print a single page to multiple sheets or multiple pages to a single sheet
  • Rotate and scale pages during printing
  • Print a selection of page or the complete document with or without prompting the user
  • Select paper tray options depending on the media type assigned to a page
  • Create a single print job from multiple PDFs
  • Preview documents using the “Print Preview” report state

Performance Features
  • Optimized processing of PDF files containing large graphics
    • Delayed loading of JPEG and PNG images until they are required. This improves performance and memory usage during document processing
  • Low memory consumption during the processing of large numbers of pages
    • Sophisticated page caching algorithm ensures that only a predefined number of pages remains in memory even when the document is modified
    • Saving documents page by page allows developers to create very large documents without overflowing memory
  • Reduced output file size through high page compression and small embedded font size

Security Features
  • Prevent the display, modification or printing of PDFs with 40-bit, 128-bit or 256-bit AES encryption
  • PDF documents can be digitally signed using any valid certificate installed on the end-user’s system. Support for both Ansi and Unicode digital signatures
  • Ability to remove Metadata or other sensitive information from PDF documents

Additional Features
  • Triggering of a number of events such as progress or keyboard events
  • Define your own object types that are completely managed outside of PDF Creator
  • Link to a database using Microsoft DAO (Data Access Objects) or using a custom link supplied by the application programmer

Support for Silverlight
  • Enables you to leverage the power of Silverlight with minimal code changes to your application. Silverlight programming is possible from any environment without the need for .NET programming, WPF or Framework 3.5
  • Learn more about PDF for Silverlight

Supported Platforms
  • 32-bit ver.: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003.
  • 64-bit ver.: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012 R2, Vista, XP, 2003.

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