Feature Comparison

Feature Comparison of PDFlib 9 Products

FeatureAPI functions and parameters

Basic PDF generation

all except those listed below

Linearized (Web-optimized) PDF

linearize option

in PDF_end_document()

Optimize PDF (only relevant for inefficient client code and non-optimized imported PDF documents)

optimize option

in PDF_end_document()

Referenced PDF, PDF/X-5g and PDF/X-5pg

reference option

in PDF_begin_template_ext(), PDF_open_pdi_page(), and PDF_load_graphics( )

Parsing PDF documents for Portfolio creation

password option

in PDF_add_portfolio_file()

PDF import (PDI)

all PDI functions

Query information from PDF with pCOS

all pCOS functions

Fill Blocks with variable dataPDF_fill_*block( )

Create Blocks programmatically

PDF_poca_new( ): option usage=blocks
PDF_begin/end_page_ext( ): option blocks

Copy Blocks to generated output

PDF_process_pdi( ): option action=copyblock
or action=copyallblocks

Interactively create PDFlib Blocks for use with PPS

PDFlib Block Plugin for Acrobat

1Not available in PDFlib source code packages since PDI is required internally for this feature