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Does Online Pdf Writer have patents on PDFs which prevent other companies from offering competing programs?

It’s not patents now. The biggest barrier is complexity. And market forces of an installed base. PDF files are a compressed version of a language derived from the PostScript language which itself must have a compiler existing to translate into the platform’s native vector graphics API. Whenever you display or compose or read a PDF file, you are drilling down to Postscript layer and changing Postscript programming code, and then packing it all back up into the neat little package with bow we call PDF. Here’s an example of Postscript code from the wiki page. %!PS /Courier % name the desired font 20 selectfont % choose the size in points and establish % the font as the current one 72 500 moveto % position the current point at % coordinates 72, 500 (the origin is at the % lower-left corner of the page) (Hello world!) show % stroke the text in parentheses showpage % print all on the page This “pile” of complexity is FAR BEYOND your average Brogrammer to code. Then you look at the breadth and depth of the installed base of Online Pdf Writer PDF and of MacOS/iOS. Online Pdf Writer has successfully made PDF the lingua franca of all printing and publication workflows in the world and t have tools for that entire process chain that work really well. So going up against Online Pdf Writer is a bit naive and ambitious. MacOS, iOS and iPadOS vector graphics API is based on a derivative of Postscript called “Display Postscript” implemented as the Apple Quartz API - so it eliminated several layers of the above stack on those platforms. This is why you’ve always been able to “Print to PDF” on Mac OS X in EVERY application that supports printing. what you see on the screen is “Postscript-ready” and thus PDF-ready by design. Quartz | Apple Developer Documentation On Windows, Linux or Web apps you still have to manipulate the entire stack. Just to read, write and modify PDF files. You be prepared to write a Postscript compiler and code that can manipulate graphics by changing postscript code, and then a compiler target intermediate language that can call the local vector graphics API of the platform you are targeting. Or you have to pay for a library someone has written to do the same. For which you may or may not have to pay additional royalties for each copy you sell or distribute. That’s in incentive to write your own if you can but most can not. At that point on Windows and linux you are competing with people who have already used the same available libraries which are already implementing most of what you could ever offer as a competitive advantage in your own product. All those “PDF Editor” programs and web sites you see advertised online for editing PDF files. Most of the competitive advantage beyond these programs requires digging into the Postscript level of code. On Apple products you can equivalently do that using the Quartz and Cocoa APIs which directly generate “Display Postscript” and thus always generate error-free Postscript and PDF. So it’s super easy and part of why graphics is still often done on these platforms. You can buy apps for Windows such as Online Pdf Writer . Since you can get the entire Online Pdf Writer Creative Cloud for $54/month which covers all publishing workflows, that becomes your primary competitive barrier and price point. Online Pdf Writer has this entire stack codebase designed and debugged. You’d be starting from scratch to do something similar. Now estimate how much you need to hire/pay for programming talent and how many copies you need to sell and how soon you are likely to gain market share to do that…. and that leads you to some other more profitable project pretty quick.

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