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ClibPDF is a library of ANSI C functions, distributed as source code, for creating PDF (Acrobat) files directly via C language programs without relying on any Adobe Acrobat tools and related products.

The library is suitable for creating fast dynamic PDF Web pages in response to user input and real-time data, and also for implementing publication-quality graph plotting for both on-screen viewing and printing in any application. Since there is minimal platform-specific code, it is ideal as cross-platform graphing solutions with minimal developement efforts. Generated PDF files may be viewed and printed by auto-launching Adobe Acrobat Reader or any other PDF viewer available free for many platforms. Note that ClibPDF is for PDF file creation only. It has no support for reading or modifying existing PDF files.

Current Version:   1.00a

License Type:   Free for Non-Profit Personal Use, and Use by Educational, Non-Profit, and Government Organizations.

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Source Code Availability:   Yes

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  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   No

Targeted Platforms:

Tested on BSDI BSD/OS, FreeBSD, Linux, MacOS, NEXTSTEP, SunOS, Windows

Software/Hardware Requirements:

C compiler (such as gcc)

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