AppendPDF Pro & AppendPDF

Assembly of Customized Publications on DemandAssemble and Personalize High Volumes of PDF Documents

Generating a high volume of PDF-based reports and documentation quickly gets an automated solution with AppendPDF Pro—and you can automatically add cover pages, tables of contents, page numbers, disclaimers and personalized content.

Designed for on-demand and high-volume publishing, document personalization, document merging and report-assembly implementations utilizing PDF files, AppendPDF Pro lets you customize your process and is engineered for entirely unattended operation.

Industries that have used AppendPDF Pro to speed up and automate their processes include insurance companies, financial services companies, entertainment companies, and any organization that needs to assemble documentation—such as policies and procedures manuals, board of directors books, personalized marketing materials, standard operating procedures, etc.—on demand.

If your organization doesn’t need automated customized content added to existing PDFs, consider AppendPDF instead.

  • Provides automated Table of Contents generation, complete with bookmarks and hyperlinks
  • Adds personalized cover pages
  • Applies customized barcodes, page numbers, watermarks, logos, headers and footers
  • Full output customization via plain text or XML parameter files
  • A DTD is provided for validation of XML parameter files

  • Assembles PDF files with enterprise-class reliability and speed
  • Combines complete files or selected page ranges
  • Includes bookmarks from the original files
  • Sets file open, display and initial page options
  • Includes new document information, including title, subject, keywords, date or other metadata, in PDF Document Information fields.
  • Applies Adobe Acrobat standard 40-bit or 128-bit file encryption with a user-specific password to control who may view, print, or modify the document
  • Linearize PDF files for Fast Web View
  • Optimize to reduce file size
  • Supports PDF documents which also contain embedded files
  • Apply copyright notices, disclaimers or other text in your choice of font, point size and color
  • Place multi-line stamps, specify lines, line-breaks, precise location and rotate text stamps to any angle
  • Stamp JPEG, TIFF or PDF files; resize, scale and position them precisely
  • Specify transparency level for stamped text or images
  • Automatic placement based on page size
  • Automatic placement based on page diagonals; for example, top-left to bottom-right
  • Stamp invisible text on documents (invisible text can be indexed by search engines)
  • Automatic placement of start, stop and check characters in Code 128 barcodes (Code 128 character set B is included).


AppendPDF Pro now allows you to create PDF Portfolios.  Instead of reassembling the PDF document by appending pages together; a PDF Portfolio inserts the documents without altering the content of the original component files.  This allows any file type, even files which are encrypted or digitally signed, to be added to the PDF Portfolio without first converting to PDF or changing the encryption on the documents or breaking the digital signatures.

Digitally Signed Files

Files containing digital signatures can be inserted into a PDF Portfolio without breaking or altering the digital signature in any way.

Encrypted Files

Files can be encrypted using different combinations of owner passwords, user passwords and permissions.

Non-PDF Files

A PDF Portfolio supports non-PDF file types for example; Microsoft Office documents including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, TIFF image files, Photoshop files, Video files, XML Based XFA files, etc.

PDF Portfolios are also called Portable Collections or Document Collections and are part of the International Standards Organization standard for PDF; ISO-32000.

  • No limit on concurrent users or connections
  • No limit on the number of documents processed
  • No limit on threads – run as many instances as you want
  • Supports PDF 1.0 and higher
  • Call from any programming or scripting language including (but not limited to) Perl, PHP, Java, C++, ASP & .Net, Visual Basic, Cold Fusion and Lotus Notes
  • May be integrated with other Appligent server products as part of a complete PDF workflow or DOCCM solution.

Microsoft Windows
Windows Server Platforms for 32 or 64 bit

Linux (RedHat, SUSE, Ubuntu, etc.)
Kernel 2.6 and higher on  64 bit

Oracle (Sun) Solaris
10 and above on SPARC  


A text or XML parameter file is passed to AppendPDF Pro containing the instructions AppendPDF Pro uses to assemble the new PDF document. See the Introduction to AppendPDF Pro for more information.


Dynamically generate parameter files from Perl, Java, PHP, VBScript, or any shell script. AppendPDF can also be scripted for multistage processing or deployed with our other products as part of a complete PDF workflow solution.

See the AppendPDF Pro User Guide or the AppendPDF Users Guide for complete documentation.

Features Comparison Table

Comparing AppendPDF Pro and AppendPDF

AppendPDF Pro AppendPDF
Combine PDF files Yes Yes
Automate document production Yes Yes
Dynamically Create Customized Documents for Web Delivery Yes Yes
Dynamically Create Customized Cover Pages Yes No
Create a Customized Table of Contents Yes No
Specify Template PDF for Table of Contents Yes No
Specify Exact Position of TOC Entries on the Page Yes No
Specify Header & Footer Height, Column Width, Left & Right Margin, and Leader Character of TOC Yes No
Choose Font, Size, Color, Line Leading of TOC Entries Yes No
Stamp Page Numbers, Bates Numbers, Text & Unicode Text Anywhere on the Output PDF File for Full Text Blocks, Headers, Footers & Background Watermarks Yes No
Stamp 1 and 2D Barcodes, and Images Anywhere on the Output PDF File Yes No
Append Full Documents, Selected Page Ranges or Individual Pages Yes Yes
Encrypt and Set Permissions on the Output PDF File Yes Yes
Save Output PDF File Linearized for "Fast Web View" Yes Yes
Specify Document Information, Custom Fields and Keywords Yes Yes
Specify Document Open Properties Yes Yes

Can't decide? The great team at Appligent is here to help! Reach Out Now

How to Buy AppendPDF Pro 

AppendPDF Pro starts at $2,995.00 (USD) for a single server with up to 4 cores.

Contact us for more information.

Download from the Appligent Web Store


How to Buy AppendPDF 

AppendPDF starts at $995.00 (USD) for a single server with up to 4 cores.

Contact us for more information.

Download from the Appligent Web Store