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OCaml library for reading, writing and modifying PDF files

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CamlPDF

CamlPDF is an OCaml library for reading, writing and modifying PDF files. It is the basis of the commercial "CPDF" command line tool, which is available at http://www.coherentpdf.com/.

License

Copyright Coherent Graphics Ltd 2007 - 2013. Released under the LGPL with special linking exception. See "LICENCE" for details.

To Build

  1. Run "make". This will build camlpdf.a, camlpdf.cma, camlpdf.cmxa and the documentation (in doc/camlpdf/html).

  2. If your environment has "ocamlfind", "make install" will install the library. Otherwise, use the built outputs as you will.

Documentation

The API documentation, which is built by the makefile in doc/camlpdf/html, can also be accessed online at http://www.coherentpdf.com/camlpdf.

The file introduction-to-camlpdf.pdf will help the beginner.

Some level of knowledge of the PDF file format itself, which is large, may be required. The standard texts are the author's book:

http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920021483.do

and the ISO standard for PDF:

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/pdf/pdf_reference.html

Acknowledgments

The file miniz.c is a (very slightly modified) version of the miniz.c zlib implementation by Rich Geldreich, avalable here:

http://code.google.com/p/miniz/

The files flatestubs.c, pdfflate.ml and pdfflate.mli are a slightly modified version of some parts of CamlZip by Xavier Leroy. The originals are available here:

http://pauillac.inria.fr/~xleroy/software.html

OCamlMakefile was written by Markus Mottl. It is available here:

http://bitbucket.org/mmottl/ocaml-makefile

These works are also released under the LGPL with special linking exception, as described in LICENCE.

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