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    PDF manipulation C/C++ API needed

    Hi guys, is there anything free and preferably cross-platform on the subject?
    I found an API on pdfonline [dot] com but it's 30 days trial, if somebody know a good PDF API, please, let me know.
    P.S. I need to split the input pdf file into several, in such a way that each of newly created pdf files are actually the pages of the source file.
    Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: PDF manipulation C/C++ API needed

    Quote Originally Posted by AvDav
    Hi guys, is there anything free and preferably cross-platform on the subject?
    I found an API on pdfonline [dot] com but it's 30 days trial, if somebody know a good PDF API, please, let me know.
    See if there is a C++ port of the Java-based itext system. Otherwise, prepare to pay big money.

    Regards,

    Paul McKenzie

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    Re: PDF manipulation C/C++ API needed

    Thanks Paul, however it is strange why there are lots of free pdf libs in Java, but there isn't any in C++. Well, perhaps I'll have to code in Java, since even Adobe's pdf-dev facility is just an ActiveX control for only viewing and data extraction, for everything else one should buy their SDK.

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    Re: PDF manipulation C/C++ API needed

    Thanks, JohnyDog, but they require VC++ 7.x, I have no opportunity to setup anything higher 6.0, besides .dsp/.dsw/.sln files are missing to build the lib, as mentioned in their readme file.

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    Re: PDF manipulation C/C++ API needed

    Have you considered digging through the source of any application that supports saving to PDF?

    Also, I did a quick search on sourceforge and found libharu free PDF library. The examples look pretty reasonable to me.

    You'll have to let me know if you use it, and if so, what you think of it! (I've always been tempted by this sort of thing.) -- Paul
    Paul Macklin
    Lecturer in computational/applied mathematics at the University of Dundee
    Research: Mathematical Cancer Modelling and Simulation

    Developer for EasyBMP (cross-platform C++ BMP library)
    Developer for EasyBMPtoAVI (cross-platform BMP to AVI converter)
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