I am updating a .NET MVC C# Web application for a client.
The requirement is to allow customers to upload a PDF which we will securely store on AWS and then get the word count and character count for that PDF for later processing (language would be a nice addition).
I have looked at Acrobat XI SDK but I am unable to run any of the examples because I only have Adobe Reader installed.
So my questions are:
For this small requirement should my client be looking to purchase an Acrobat license or would a Datalogics product be better?
Which Acrobat product would be best?
Would an Acrobat license cover the development, UAT, and production environments?
Acrobat Licensing forbids use as or on a server. For a server, you need to get a comercial license for one of the many PDF libraries. The official Acrobat PDF Library is sold by Datalogics.
Just do a google search to find many more, iText is the best 3rd party library, then PDFBox, there's also PDFLib, QuickPDF, etc.
As mentioned, you can't do this with Acrobat, or Reader. If you're interested I could develop for you a stand-alone tool that does it, using Java. You can contact me privately via [try6767 at gmail.com] to discuss it further.