Improve Your Business Processes with Quick and Easy Enhancements to PDF Documents: A Toolbox for Modifying PDF Files Using ABAP

  • by Cord Jastram, Ph.D., Consultant
  • May 15, 2007
Forms are the lifeline of modern business, and the well-known PDF technology enables you to easily send forms via email, post them on the Internet, archive them, or print them offline. But what if you want to quickly modify a PDF document — add encryption, attachments, or background text, for example — without having to open Adobe Acrobat and click through the various buttons and menu items? This article introduces the PDF Toolbox, an open-source solution that allows ABAP developers to programmatically modify existing PDF documents with ease. It takes you through the components of the solution, walks you through an example that uses it, and shows you how to enhance and deploy it.

Cord Jastram

Cord Jastram works for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in Germany as a software developer. His main focus lies in software development using Java, ABAP, and C++. He holds a Ph.D. from Hamburg University, where he did research in the field of numerical seismic modeling. Before joining CSC in 2000, Cord worked as a software developer for various companies.

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