Is there a difference between the PDFNet SDK and DocPub when converting documents to XOD?

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Aaron

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Aug 8, 2014, 8:12:53 PM8/8/14
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Q:

I'm trying to decide between using the PDFNet SDK (with the Convert Add-On) and DocPub CLI for converting documents to XOD.  Does it matter?

A:

The PDFNet SDK is a full-featured toolkit for creating, viewing, converting, and editing PDF documents.  It can edit and flatten annotations and merge XFDF documents.  Along with the Convert Add-On, PDFNet Add-Ons are available for Optimization, Flattening, Redaction, and PDF/A conversion.

DocPub is an easy-to-use, multi-platform command-line program that can be used for high-quality conversion from a wide range of document formats to HTML, EPUB, XOD, XPS, and PDF.

DocPub is a small subset of PDFNet SDK functionality. PDFNet is a software component/library rather than a CLI app. It offers an extensive API that is more powerful than DocPub.

The underlying code for converting documents to PDF is identical.
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