Reimagine document experiences with PDF APIs designed for developers

From the company who created the PDF standard

Embedded PDF Viewing, Collaboration, and Analytics Integration
Document Generation from Word templates
Create, Combine, Export, and OCR PDF Documents
Unlock content structure in any PDF for NLP, RPA, and more

Designed for Developers

Use our cloud-based REST APIs and SDKs designed for developers to build new, innovative document solutions. Pick and choose from over 15 different PDF and document manipulation APIs to build custom end-to-end agreements, content publishing, data analysis workflow experiences, and more. Get started in minutes with our SDKs for Node.js, .Net, Java, and sample Postman collection.

  • Create PDF from URL

    Create PDF from URL

    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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  • Dynamic PDF Document Generation

    Dynamic PDF Document Generation

    Merge your JSON data with custom Word templates to generate high-fidelity PDF and Word documents

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  • Extract PDF Content & Structure

    Extract PDF Content & Structure

    Extract content from scanned and native PDFs to use for database insertion, content republishing, RPA, and more

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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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Why Document Services?

Invent New Document Experiences

  • Unlock productivity through APIs and integrations
  • Use Microsoft Power Automate connectors to build without code
  • Leverage integrations with AEM, Adobe Analytics, and Adobe Sign

Built for Developers

  • Easy to implement REST APIs and SDKs
  • Secure, reliable, and scalable
  • Pay only for what you need

From the Leader

  • 25+ years of PDF expertise
  • Battle tested by 20M+ users
  • Innovating with AI/ML in digital documents powered by Adobe Sensei

Use Cases for Document Services API

Content Processing

Accelerate reusing content in systems of record and downstream processes, such as RPA, NLP, ML and search by quickly extracting content from native and scanned PDFs

Legal Contracts

Generate legal contracts with dynamic terms and signatures

Data Analysis

Extract data from complex tables including cell data, column and row headers, and table properties for use in machine learning models, analysis, or storage

Content Republishing

Easily republish in different formats by extracting structured content elements such as headings, lists, paragraphs, fonts, and character styling

“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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