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Need Help to Choose between javaScript and Plugin Development Using Adobe Acrobat SDK

New Here ,
Feb 07, 2021 Feb 07, 2021

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Hi Community,

 

I am looking for what to choose between javaScript and Plugins development in Adobe Acrobat

 

I have two main requirements:

1. use web API and web services.

2. use content Stream.

 

I have gone through the Adobe Developer FAQ reference for this(https://www.adobe.com/content/dam/acom/en/devnet/acrobat/pdfs/Acrobat_SDK_developer_faq.pdf). [on page number 18] [screenshot is given below]

 

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found that my both requirements lie in different development technologies.

so how I can achieve this?

 

any lead is appreciated

Thanks

 

 

 

 

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LEGEND ,
Feb 08, 2021 Feb 08, 2021

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Actually, you can use SOAP etc. from a Plug-in. However, there is no Acrobat API to do so. A plug-in can use other APIs and system calls, but needs to take great care because if the API waits, Acrobat is hung. You would need to set up service threads. Be sure to test with Protected Mode both off and on.

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New Here ,
Feb 09, 2021 Feb 09, 2021

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Thanks for the reply, I have one more question to ask 

 

I want to save the file to a location using JavaScript for this I need the content stream.

 

if I proceed with JavaScript can I able to access the content stream as it saying "no" in the above table image but as I go through the documentation of JavaScript API reference I found that there is a "documentToStream" method, will it do that?

 

 

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Feb 09, 2021 Feb 09, 2021

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"I want to save the file to a location using JavaScript for this I need the content stream."

I believe you may be completely misunderstanding the term "content stream". This is something very specific in PDF internals, and not a copy of the bytes of the file.

 

In any case, if you could get the bytes of the file, Acrobat JavaScript couldn't write them to a file! But it has a save as function, subject to major limitations.

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