The PDF Toolbox for ABAP — a Cost-Effective, Open-Source Solution for Integrating PDF Forms into Your BSP Applications

  • by Cord Jastram, Ph.D., Consultant
  • July 15, 2007
Business Server Pages (BSP) is a mature technology you use to develop HTML-based Web applications. But what do you do when you want to take advantage of the high-quality output, Web-friendly forms, and flexibility of the latest Portable Document Format (PDF) technology by Adobe (and still protect your BSP investments)? This article shows you how to use the PDF Toolbox for ABAP, an open-source solution introduced in the May/June 2007 issue of this publication, to integrate PDF forms into your BSP applications. The solution is a cost-effective approach to improve and extend your already existing BSP applications with PDF forms.

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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