There are no distribution fees, per-server licensing fees, or royalties, making Essential PDF very cost-effective.
Optimized for usage in a server environment where speed and low memory usage is critical.
All the elements in a typical PDF document like text, formatting, images, shapes, and tables are accessible through a comprehensive set of APIs.
Essential PDF gives you the ability to create PDF documents from scratch and save them to disk or stream with just a few lines of code. Existing documents can also be opened and manipulated.
Syncfusion Essential PDF comes with extensive documentation, Knowledge Base, and samples.
Creates AcroForm or XFA forms from scratch or existing documents to collect information from the users.
Move fields around. Change fields border color, fonts, size etc. Add, delete and edit form fields.
Fills AcroForm or XFA forms with database information quickly, easily, and effortlessly or directly from internet or intranet user.
Flattens AcroForm or XFA forms to remove the editing capability of the document.
Merges different PDF documents or pages into single PDF document to archive or to add title pages to the document.
Splits a PDF document of many pages into smaller PDF document to remove unwanted pages, blank pages and more.
Rearrange the pages within the PDF document to make the PDF document more meaningful.
Creates portfolio that allows to bundle the related documents together. Supports extraction and deletion of files from portfolio.
Existing documents can be loaded and stamped with text or images.
Embedded images and fonts in an existing document can be replaced with an alternate resource.
Text and embedded images in a document can be extracted and saved to disk. It is also preserve the layout of text in PDF during its extraction.
Data can be easily imported from object array, data set, data table, or IEnumerable collection.
Creates richly formatted tables to keep your data organized, with both basic and advanced operations on cells, rows, and columns.
Built-in table styles are available and it will appear as Microsoft Word table styles. More advanced styling options are also available.
Essential PDF supports both AES and RC4 encryption algorithms as per the ISO 32000 standards and PDF 2.0 security to protect documents against unauthorized access.
Documents can be digitally signed using x509 certificates such as .pfx files with private keys and support for Hardware Security Module (HSM), Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP), Certificate Revocation List (CRL) and Windows Certificate Store to offer authenticity and integrity.
Essential PDF can convert Microsoft Office documents such as Word, Excel, Presentation, and various other formats such as TIFF, RTF, and XAML documents to PDF.
Converts fixed document format such as XML Paper Specification (XPS), Open XML Paper Specification (OXPS) to PDF.
Converts vector graphics formats such as Enhanced Metafile (EMF), Windows Metafile (WMF), Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) to PDF.
Converts PDF documents into single page or multi-page raster images such as TIFF, JPEG.
Scanned PDF documents containing embedded images can be converted to searchable and text selectable PDF documents through Optical Character Recognition (OCR).
Add, edit, and remove comments with highlight, mark-up, free text, and 17+ annotations.
Adds bookmarks to the PDF document to allow navigation interactively from one part of the PDF document to another. Editing and deletion of bookmarks are also supported.
Add, extract, and delete attachments from the PDF document. The attachments can be of any file format.
Creates tagged PDF or PDF/UA with the standard compliant of section 508 for the people who require assistive technologies when reading electronic content.
Optimize the existing PDF document, to reduce the file size, control metadata, image and font options
Creates 1D or Linear barcode in the PDF document with vector quantity and support to save as raster image. Supported 1D barcodes are code39, codabar, code128a, and more.
Creates 2D in the PDF document with vector quantity and support to save as raster image. Supported 2D barcodes are QR code and data matrix.
|Document and Page Features||Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET, and ASP.NET MVC||UWP||Xamarin and ASP.NET Core|
|Create a PDF document from scratch or modify an existing document.|
|Save the PDF document to a local or storage file.|
|Save the PDF document to a stream.|
|Open existing PDF documents from local or storage file.|
|Open existing PDF documents from stream.|
|Standard and custom page sizes.|
|Portrait and landscape orientations.|
|PDF standards conformance such as to PDFA1/B and PDF X1-A.|
|Headers and footers.|
|Automatic fields such as page number field, date field, etc., for specific pages or the entire document.|
|Tagged PDF with section 508 compliant.|
|Add digital signatures using x509 certificates.|
|Encrypt/decrypt PDF using 40-bit and 128-bit RC4 algorithm.|
|Encrypt/decrypt PDF using 128-bit and 256-bit AES algorithm.|
|Encrypt/decrypt PDF using 256-bit AES algorithm with revision 6.|
|PDF contents||Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET, and ASP.NET MVC||UWP||Xamarin and ASP.NET Core|
|Add single, multiline, and multipage text with various standard and TrueType fonts.|
|Add multilingual text using Unicode fonts.|
|Align text in RTL format for languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, etc.|
|Add formatted text to PDF from HTML and RTF contents.|
|Apply text formatting including colors, alignments, line and character spacing, etc.|
|Embed JPEG images.|
|Embed TIFF and PNG images.|
|Embed vector images such as EMF and SVG.|
|Create masked images using soft and image masking techniques.|
|Paginate images across multiple pages.|
|Add watermarks to the document using text or images.|
|Create richly formatted tables that can span across multiple pages.|
|Add geometrical shapes like lines, rectangles, paths, curves, etc., to the page graphics.|
|Apply pen and brush for graphic elements such as text, shapes, etc.|
|Support for various color spaces such as CalRGB, CalGray, Indexed, Separation, etc.|
|Apply patterns and shadings to the graphics.|
|Insert hyperlinks that can navigate to a web page, remote file, or even to a different region in the same document.|
|14 types of standard or base fonts.|
|CJK (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) fonts.|
|TrueType fonts installed in the system.|
|TrueType fonts loaded from stream.|
|Unicode TrueType fonts.|
|Tables||Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET, and ASP.NET MVC||UWP||Xamarin and ASP.NET Core|
|Import from ADO .NET tables.|
|Strongly typed IEnumerable objects.|
|Add row, column, cell, and table formatting.|
|Add row headers that can be repeated for all the pages.|
|Paginate tables across multiple pages with the ability to handle horizontal overflow.|
|Merge rows and columns.|
|Create nested tables that span across pages.|
|AcroForms||Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET, and ASP.NET MVC||UWP||Xamarin and ASP.NET Core|
|Create and modify forms.|
|Support for form fields like push button field, check box field, radio button field, text box field, list field, and combo box field.|
|Remove or reposition form fields.|
|Flatten the entire form or specific fields in the documents.|
|Import and export form data from FDF, XFDF, and XML files.|
|XFA Forms||Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET, and ASP.NET MVC||UWP||Xamarin and ASP.NET Core|
|Create and modify forms.|
|Support for form fields like text box field, check box field, radio button field, numeric field, list field, combo box field, and date-time field.|
|Remove or reposition dynamic form fields.|
|Document Conversions||Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET, and ASP.NET MVC||UWP||Xamarin and ASP.NET Core|
|Convert HTML from URL/disk/string to PDF.|
|Convert Word documents to PDF.|
|Convert Excel spreadsheets to PDF.|
|Convert PowerPoint presentations to PDF.|
|Convert Rich Text Format (RTF) files to PDF.|
|Convert single and multipage TIFF files to PDF.|
|Convert EMF to PDF with native vector graphics.|
|Convert SVG to PDF with native vector graphics.|
|Convert XPS to PDF document with native graphics.|
|Optical Character Recognition||Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET, and ASP.NET MVC||UWP||Xamarin and ASP.NET Core|
|Recognize text in scanned PDF documents and PDF with embedded raster images.|
|Recognize text in images.|
|Bar Codes||Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET, and ASP.NET MVC||UWP||Xamarin and ASP.NET Core|
|One-dimensional bar codes such as Code 39, Code 39 Extended, Code 11, Codabar, Code 32, Code 93, Code 93 Extended, Code 128A, Code 128B, UPC bar code, and Code 128C bar codes.|
|Two-dimensional bar codes such as QR Code and Data Matrix bar code.|
|Interactive Elements||Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET, and ASP.NET MVC||UWP||Xamarin and ASP.NET Core|
|Add annotations with associated notes.|
|Embed files as attachments.|
|Create/modify bookmarks for easier navigation.|
|Apply actions for elements such as form fields, bookmarks, links, etc.|
|Flatten the entire annotation or specific annotation in the documents.|
|Document Link Annotation|
|File Link Annotation|
|Text Markup Annotation|
|Rubber Stamp Annotation|
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