APIs for embedded viewing and manipulation of PDFs

From the company that invented the standard

PDF Embed API to insert PDFs and enable collaboration in web apps

Leverage the free JavaScript API to embed PDFs without the need for end users to download additional plugins.

Provide a rich PDF viewing experience and easily enable digital collaboration and document analytics.

PDF Tools API for web services to manipulate PDFs in document workflows

Use the PDF Tools API to quickly solve specific challenges or power multi-step document workflows, with SDKs for Node.js, Java, and .NET.

Apply OCR to enable searching, easily convert files (HTML to PDF, PDF to Microsoft Word and more), or combine actions to automate workflows.

Sample multi-step PDF workflow

  • Create PDF from Word

    Create PDF from Word

    Create PDFs from a variety of formats, including static and dynamic HTML; Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; as well as text, image, and, Zip

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  • Combine multiple PDFs

    Combine multiple PDFs

    Combine multiple PDFs from a variety of formats, including static and dynamic HTML; Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; as well as text, image, and, Zip

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  • Password protect the PDF

    Password protect the PDF

    Password protect the PDF, including static and dynamic HTML; Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; as well as text, image, and, Zip

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  • Embed PDF for viewing and analytics

    Embed PDF for viewing and analytics

    Embed PDF for viewing and analytics, including static and dynamic HTML; Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; as well as text, image, and, Zip

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“Our clients wanted to create PDFs of our reports and the open source solution we tried was difficult to work with and unreliable. We switched to the Adobe Services SDK because it produced higher quality PDFs and also let our clients convert to PowerPoint to customize reports for their audience.”

– Tim Hill, CEO & Co-Founder, Social Status

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“We are committed to building superior collaboration and user experiences on our platform, and with PDF APIs from Adobe, we enabled the world’s best document experiences with ease— right within the Acumatica ERP solution.”

– John Roskill, CEO, Acumatica Cloud ERP

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“Adobe Document Services helped us extend K2’s intelligent process automation solution to enable integrated PDF document creation with a rich, interactive web experience for document review, approval, and e-signature processes with Adobe Sign. Our developers were able to easily extend K2 workflows that collect information from multiple data sources using Adobe Document Services APIs, enabling us to quickly deliver a solution for our customers to automate their document -oriented business processes in a more secure and scalable way.”

– Alex Cobb, VP Product Management, K2

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“With the 99U Conference shifting to an all-virtual format this year, we wanted to make all aspects of the event accessible to our attendees — especially The Creative Self Workbook, a workbook offering a chance for deep self-discovery and exploration. The Adobe PDF Embed API allowed us to create an accessible, seamless PDF experience with live form filling, notes, drawing, downloading, and printing options with just a few lines of code.”

– Andrea Rosen, Head of 99U

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“InfoDesk provides AI-driven technology and tools that enable organizations to make the smartest decisions confidently. This involves delivering highly relevant insights to our customers in a format that suits them best so they can harness the value of their information. By using Adobe’s Document Service API, our customers can easily convert PDF reports to PowerPoint for use in client presentations and internal stakeholder meetings. At InfoDesk, we are always looking for ways to add value for our clients and Adobe enables us to do exactly that.”

– Lynn Epstein, COO, InfoDesk

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