Appligent Announces Appligent PDF Forms API

Chicago-based Datalogics, Incorporated, the premier source for Adobe PDF developer technologies, and Lansdowne, PA-based Appligent Document Solutions today announced the release of the Appligent PDF Forms API through a technology partnership between the two companies. The Appligent PDF Forms API provides PDF form filling and flattening capabilities in a developer toolkit. It is a C API available on Windows, MacOS, Linux, Solaris, HPUX, and AIX platforms; and is available directly from Datalogics.

“We’re very excited to be working with Datalogics to meet the needs of their enterprise customers,” said Duff Johnson, CEO of Appligent Document Solutions. “Our enterprise technology partnership will bring our high-level, time-tested APIs to the developers Datalogics has supported for years,” he said.

“As the source for Adobe PDF developer technologies, we’ve seen heavy demand for PDF forms processing and manipulation capabilities,” notes Kevin McNeill, President of Datalogics. “Through this partnership with Appligent, we’re now able to offer a market proven forms solution that complements our Adobe PDF Library offerings and further solidifies our position as the single source destination for PDF developer toolkits.”

The Appligent PDF Forms API is based on Appligent Document Solutions’ pioneering and still industry-leading FDFMerge. Now powered by the Adobe PDF Library, FDFMerge fills PDF forms with forms data, fully flattening them for archival purposes, or partially flattening them for multi-stage workflows. All of the functionality of FDFMerge is available through this API, including:

  • Programmatically filling form fields with text and images from data source(s) using ISO 32000 FDF and XFDF files
  • Flattening all form fields within a form, or selectively flattening a subset
  • Formatting and modifying form fields
  • Precise typographic control of character spacing, word spacing and line leading in form fields
  • Support for both RGB and CMYK colorspaces

Contact Datalogics for details on platforms, pricing and availability

About Appligent Document Solutions

Appligent Document Solutions is one of the oldest and most innovative independent PDF technology companies in the world, with customers in the government, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, publishing and legal sectors, among others. The company invented PDF redaction and form-flattening, and was first to market with PDF-specific server applications for forms, stamping, appending, encryption and digital signatures, all available on the leading server OS platforms. Appligent Document Solutions created the first service bureau for PDF files in 1996, and now offers PDF forms development, Section 508 compliance, PDF document collections services and publication imaging. For more information, visit

About Datalogics

Chicago-based Datalogics, Incorporated, an Adobe Portfolio Company, has dedicated over 40 years to delivering the highest quality software technologies and services which meet the most demanding customer needs. Datalogics is the premier source for Adobe PDF developer technologies, including the Adobe PDF Library with .NET and Java interfaces, Adobe Normalizer, Adobe PDF JobReady, and the Adobe PDF Print Engine.

For more information contact:

Virginia Gavin
Appligent, Inc.

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