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New PDF Tools API brings more capabilities for Document Services

Adobe Employee ,
Jul 16, 2020 Jul 16, 2020

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We're excited to announce new, expanded capabilities for document services in what we're calling PDF Tools API. This rebranding from Document Cloud Services SDK provides better alignment with the underlying cloud-based API technology and functionality.


In April, we announced an initial set of features to programmatically manipulate documents for HTML to PDF conversion, combining multiple pages from PDF documents, conversion from PDF to MS Office formats, and much more.


Here's what's new

We have released additional services to compress, linearize, and password-protect PDF documents. There are also capabilities to insert, reorder, rotate, replace, and delete pages within documents.  With these new web services, you have expanded possibilities to convert manual processes to automate many different types of document workflows. You can easily create a PDF from a dynamic HTML report, set a password to prevent unauthorized opening of the document, and compress it for sharing as an attachment. Linearize a PDF for faster web viewing when end users have a large document to read. 


Get Started in Minutes

We've streamlined the onboarding process to avoid any friction to ramp up with our technologies. Development teams can get up and running in only a few minutes using our SDKs for popular languages such as .Net, Node.js, and Java and ready to run examples for all the available services. Quickly obtain a credential, download the custom sample files, and run them!


Free Trials

The PDF Tools API has a generous free trial that allows anyone to take advantage of these services today without any commitments.  Each trial will include up to 1,000 free PDF transactions.  If you have previously signed up for a free trial, you will see that your trial has been reset to zero to experience all of the capabilities of the PDF Tools API.


And there's more

We've also rebranded Document Cloud View SDK as PDF Embed API. The PDF Embed API brings PDF viewing to any application with only a few lines of JavaScript. Multiple embed modes make it easy to support different views, from full browser to boxed containers and in line. Document collaboration is achieved with support for commenting, drawing, highlighting, and text editing tools. Analytics insights provide an opportunity to embed dynamic interactivity to enhance end-user experiences with chats, prompts, and other with event triggers based on PDF viewing activity.






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