Merlin Open Systems offers expertise in software development in the publishing field, especially involving the PDF format and PostScript. Our expertise comes from working in this area since 1990, delivering successful solutions to many satisfied clients from the UK, USA, Europe and beyond.
Software development is carried out mostly on the Windows platform, but we have extensive Unix and Linux experience and can also develop on those.
Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader Plug-ins and Applications
We are highly experienced developers for Adobe PDF products, having developed Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader plug-ins since Acrobat was first launched. We also have extensive experience of developing stand-alone applications using the Adobe PDF Library (and other libraries). Projects have been delivered for a wide variety of clients for both Acrobat and Reader using the Adobe Acrobat and PDF Library SDKs. Prices for simple plug-ins or applications start from about £200 — please contact us with your project details for a quote.
iText is a library that enables you to create PDF files on the fly and so is useful when integrated into applications that need PDF-generating capabilities. We have completed projects using iText and can offer development using it.
Other PDF Libraries
There are several other PDF libraries available to clients, the choice of which depends on their project requirements and budget — some are free to use whereas others require licence fees. We have extensive experience of developing applications with the following libraries:
- Adobe PDF Library
- PDFTron PDFNetC library
If you are interested in using our services to develop or advise on libraries for your project please let us know.
As experts in PDF and publishing we offer consultancy to help solve problems for our clients. This might involve investigating problems with PDF output, fonts or printing, or providing a software solution.
Computer Network Support
We have been providing computer network support to UK customers since 1992, mostly in the Nottingham and East Midlands region. If you need help with your computer and network systems we might be able to help.