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Dynamic Media: Music, Video, Animation, and the Web in Adobe PDF by Bob Connolly

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Chapter 21. Server-Side PDF Custom Publications

Although the majority of the PDF documents you’ll encounter are created using desktop publishing tools such as QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Acrobat, other tools known as server-side PDF applications create PDF files on a server located in-house or on the Internet. This method is currently most often employed by organizations that need to provide their clients and employees with customized forms or even books.

Server-side PDF documents have many advantages for governments and financial institutions because each document can be customized for a particular person and include information such as employee name and ID numbers, up-to-the-minute pricing of products and services, the time of document ...

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