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PDF library

Have you used any open source PDF library to process PDF documents?

Which is good and have active community?

Pdftk seems nice but its development stops. No active developer.
PDFLibrary Send private email
Thursday, February 01, 2007
You might have a look at reportlab's stuff,

I haven't played that much with it, but it seems reasonably capable. These are Python libraries.
George Jansen Send private email
Thursday, February 01, 2007
If you are looking for creating PDFs I recently used PDFSharp and found it very easy to use.  If you know GDI+ it will be a snap using it.
Eric Matson Send private email
Thursday, February 01, 2007
I've only been using it for a short time, but iText is great.  There are ports to J# and C# (from Java), it's under active fulltime development, and the devs are responsive to mailing list questions.
bmm6o Send private email
Thursday, February 01, 2007
We also use iText and haven't had any problems. However, I've never used anything else so I don't have anything to compare it to.
dood mcdoogle
Thursday, February 01, 2007
I'm just finishing up a project using Haru for creating PDFs, which I selected only because it was the first thing I ran across.

It met my needs perfectly, working in C++. It also provides bindings for "Ruby, Delphi/Free Pascal and C# (Microsoft .NET platform)", although I had no need for those. The documentation is extensive and mostly complete, although I did have to do some head scratching to do a proper web link and a compressed font.
Mark Ransom Send private email
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Just a quick +1 here for iText. Works well and has an active development community.
Scott B Send private email
Wednesday, February 07, 2007

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