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  • User783240086 posted

    I have an intranet portal where users can open PDFs from a link. After anotating the PDF I need the user to be able to press save and have it save back to the web sites database where it came from. Want to get away from "save to local store", "edit", "upload to overwrite old file". There would also have to be some kind of checkout mechanism to prevent multiple users from stepping over each others edits. I have heard that this can be done with Sharepoint and want to mimic this behavior for our custom site. I don't want to use sharepoint just for this feature. From an architectural point of view, what off the shelf components can I leverage to achieve this and what do I have to build on my own? I imagine a PDF reader/writer might exist that can stream back and forth between the client and a web service but havent seen such a component.

    Thursday, June 30, 2011 6:05 AM

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  • User-952121411 posted

    I have only used their 'Merger' product to merge data into existing .pdf documents and then save to the server. They have an entire suite of products in that link, so you will have to look and see if it has what you need.

    A open source .pdf library for manipulating documents is also available named: iText

    http://www.itextpdf.com/

     

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 10:27 AM

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  • User-952121411 posted

    I imagine a PDF reader/writer might exist that can stream back and forth between the client and a web service but havent seen such a component.

    I have used the DyanmicPDF 3rd party tools to create/merge/save .pdf files dynamically from .NET and then used a WCF service to stream the file from point 'A' to point 'B'. You really don't need the WCF service if you can just use the File Operations in the System.IO namespace. I have added the links below for you to see if this will help you solve your problem:

    DynamicPDF for .NET:

    http://www.dynamicpdf.com/

    How to: Enable Streaming:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms789010.aspx

    File.Move Method:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.io.file.move.aspx

    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 4:33 PM
  • User783240086 posted

    Does DynamicPDF have a UI reader/editor/anotator application or is it all done through code?

    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 2:49 AM
  • User-952121411 posted

    I have only used their 'Merger' product to merge data into existing .pdf documents and then save to the server. They have an entire suite of products in that link, so you will have to look and see if it has what you need.

    A open source .pdf library for manipulating documents is also available named: iText

    http://www.itextpdf.com/

     

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 10:27 AM
  • User1436628250 posted

    Have you looked at jPDFNotes, a commercial java component by Qoppa Software?  It can be run in an applet and they provide sample code to load PDF documents from a url and save back to a web server.  

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011 9:37 AM