PDFXMLRPC enables client-server PDF creation from text over the Internet or an intranet, running over XML-RPC and HTTP. It consists of a library that you can use to create an XML-RPC PDF server, a library that you can use to create an XML-RPC PDF client, and clients created using these libraries. The client can send text to the server repeatedly, using XML-RPC method calls. The server converts that text to PDF content, and in response to a different method call from the client, sends that PDF content back to the client. The client then saves that PDF content to a local PDF file.
PdfMasher is a tool to convert PDF files containing text into a ready-for-ebook set of HTML files. Most ebook readers support PDF files natively, but it's often a real pain to read those documents because you can't control the font size of the document and have to resort to the zooming feature instead. Another drawback of PDFs on ebook readers is that annotations are not supported. Unlike other tools that convert PDFs to ebooks, PdfMasher does not try to guess the role of each piece of text in the PDF, and instead asks the user about the role of each piece of text, and does so in an efficient manner.
Whyteboard allows you to annotate PDF and PostScript documents and various image formats. You can draw with common tools such as a pen, rectangle, ellipse, text tool, etc. You can draw shapes, which can be moved, resized, recoloured, etc. Your drawing history is stored, allowing you to replay it. Tabbed painting is supported, with each sheet having its own unlimited undo and redo operations. There are live-updating thumbnails for each sheet. Sheets that are closed can also be undone, restoring their data. Note controls, similar to virtual, editable Post-It Notes. A draggable, live-updating resizable canvas that stretches to whatever size you want.
pdfrecycle creates a PDF file by composing pages from other PDF files. It can add PDF bookmarks and metadata, scale, rotate, and crop pages, and put multiple logical pages onto each physical sheet. pdfrecycle uses a simple text file format to define the layout and what pages to include. From this input file pdfrecycle creates a LaTeX file and then runs pdflatex to produced the PDF file.
The ReportLab Toolkit is a library for programatically creating documents in PDF format. It can quickly and easily create or automate complex, data-driven documents. It features a real document layout engine, flowable objects (such as paragraphs, headlines, tables, images, and graphics), support for embedded Type-1 or TTF fonts, support for Asian, Hebrew, and Arabic characters, support for bitmap images in any popular format, support for vector graphics, a library of reusable primitive shapes, and an extensible widget library. It includes simple demos and more complex tools. It allows for any data sources.