Monthly Archives: March 2017

Getting Started with Android


PDFNet Mobile SDK for Android brings the full power of the PDFNet library to Android devices. The SDK ships with simple to use Java APIs that allow developers to seamlessly integrate PDF viewing, creation, searching, annotation, and editing capabilities with their Android apps. This document will explain how to download the SDK, describe its basic components, step you through creating a simple PDF viewing app, and point you towards helpful resources. It is organized into the following sections:

First Steps
Creating a basic PDF viewer
Adding support for Annotations, Text Selection and Form Filling
Opening encrypted documents
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Creating a Realtime PDF Annotation and Commenting System

Viewing a PDF directly in a web app is steadily becoming mainstream. PDFTron’s WebViewer, the leading, most reliable javascript PDF viewer, is now powering hundreds of apps around the web.

After viewing, the next step for many apps is enabling users to annotate the PDFs and communicate about them in real time, directly in the browser. WebViewer has indeed always supported this, because by importing and exporting annotations and comments using the standard PDF XML comment format, annotations can be instantly synchronized between users.

In this tutorial, we will step you through this process by

  • Setting up a new WebViewer instance
  • Synchronizing annotations between the clients and a server
  • Authenticating users, and enforcing permissions

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