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Creating PDF Files

How to create PDFs using the MBS Plugins

Issue: 6.4 (May/June 2008)
Author: Christian Schmitz
Author Bio: Christian Schmitz is the creator of the Monkeybread Software REALbasic Plugins.
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In this article we will explore different ways to create PDF files using the MBS REALbasic Plugins. Depending on what you need to do and what platforms you need run on, you can choose between these possible ways to create PDFs:


* DynaPDF

* PDFlib

* GhostScrip

Mac OS X only:

* CoreGraphics

* PDF Kit

* Cocoa Controls

Windows only:

* QuickPDF

All of this example code should work fine with the MBS REALbasic Plugins in version 8.0. The example code below is also complete. All the lines copied into a REALbasic project should run without an error.


DynaPDF is the easiest way for PDF processing in REALbasic. This set of classes can create PDFs on all platforms. Also you can use native fonts and embed them into your PDF files.

DynaPDF is licensed in either Lite or Pro versions and some features are Pro only. If you buy the plugin license for a developer, you get a royalty free license which is valid for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows.

The DynaPDFMBS class in the MBS Plugin has the following features:

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