CUPS is a standards-based printing system for Mac OS X and other Unix-like operating systems. It provides the System V and Berkeley command line interfaces, and uses the Internet Printing Protocol ("IPP") as the basis for managing print jobs and queues. The Line Printer Daemon (LPD) Server Message Block (SMB), and AppSocket (a.k.a. JetDirect) protocols are also supported with reduced functionality. CUPS adds network printer browsing and PostScript Printer Description ("PPD") based printing options to support real world printing.
PDFtk Server is a simple commandline tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents. You can use it to merge PDF documents or collate PDF page scans, split PDF pages into a new document, rotate PDF documents or pages, decrypt input as necessary (password required), encrypt output as desired, fill PDF forms with X/FDF data and/or flatten forms, generate FDF data stencils from PDF forms, apply a background watermark or a foreground stamp, report PDF metrics, bookmarks, and metadata, add/update PDF bookmarks or metadata, attach files to PDF pages or the PDF document, unpack PDF attachments, burst a PDF document into single pages, uncompress and re-compress page streams, and repair corrupted PDF files (where possible).
Aspose.Pdf is a .NET PDF component to write PDF documents without using Adobe Acrobat. It supports form field creation, document, text and page properties, color space, text, heading, and attachment settings. It lets you create PDF documents by using its API with XML templates and XSL-FO files. It also converts HTML, XSL-FO, and MS Word to PDF. Other features include image formats and security features, hyperlinks, the ability to add footnotes, automatic fitting to content in a table, decimal Tab stops, HTML tags, and keeping paragraphs together when breaking pages.
PDFTextStream is a PDF text and metadata extraction library available for Java and .NET. It supports all versions of the PDF document specification (including v1.7, used by Acrobat 8, 9, and X), extraction of text encoded using double-byte character sets (including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean), decryption of documents encrypted using 40-bit, 128-bit, 256-bit, and variable bit length ciphers, and extraction of all document metadata provided by PDF documents (including form data, bookmarks, and annotations). Easy integration with Jakarta Lucene is included, as well as interactive form update capability.
Aspose.BarCode is a Java based visual component for generation and recognition of 1D and 2D barcodes to support Java and Web applications. It supports over 29 barcode symbologies like MSI, QR, OneCode, Australia Post, Aztec, Code128, Code11, EAN128, Codabar, Postnet, and USPS. It also supports image output in GIF, PNG, BMP, and JPEG formats. Other features include barcode size and color settings, rotation angles, and captions. You can render barcodes to images, printers, HTTP servlet responses, and graphical objects.
PDFreactor is a formatting processor to convert HTML and XML to PDF. It uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to define page layout and styles. It allows you to dynamically generate PDF documents such as invoices, delivery notes, shipping documents, or print versions of Web content on-the-fly. Vector graphics (SVG), barcodes, MathML, XSLT, and CMYK colors are supported. All common J2EE application servers are supported. Complete .NET, PHP, Perl, Python, and Ruby APIs are included. Direct integration into automatic build processes using Apache Ant is also possible.