Quartam PDF Library - Introduction

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You know the drill : all that data that goes into the system, must come out again -- as invoices, reports, label sets, and the like. You have the data from the database, but that is just the beginning ; you have to find a reliable way to exchange this information with others, displaying it properly even when crossing computers.

For years now, Adobe Portable Document Format has proven itself as an ideal platform for reliable information interchange across networks and operating systems. Likewise, LiveCode has proven itself as the multi-platform user-centric software development tool of choice for Windows, Mac and Linux systems.

Quartam PDF library for LiveCode brings these two powerful technologies together. LiveCode developers can now apply their scripting skills and take full control over every aspect of the output - drawing al the items exactly where the user wants them, with extensive graphics and text support - producing professional reports in an industry-standard format.

Where do I go from here ?

To learn more about Quartam PDF Library, first have a look at the examples to learn how to use it ; then read more about the features at your disposal and how you as a developer will benefit from them.

Make sure to take a look at the gallery to see what kind of document you can create using Quartam PDF Library. As an open source project, the scripts are available for review and modification - and you can help it grow by contributing your enhancements to the community.

If you have questions, don't hesitate to look at the FAQ. But more importantly: download the demo version with the sample scripts, so you can see for yourself how remarkably easy creating portable documents with LiveCode can be.

If you want to learn more about Portable Document Format, an in-depth overview of this technology is available at this section of the Adobe website. It will tell you how you can benefit from this global standard for electronic documents.