We are trying to pass data from an external application to create a pdf form with data fields. Adobe documentation clearly shows that we can either call LS web service or use LS Java API.
The question I have is - In our code can we simply reference classes and call the API methods or do we need to have the tomcat (or other installed app server) running to support the pdf creation. In other words, once we have installed LS and we have the classes available for reference, do actually need to worry about full blown LS running. Can it be kept down? We are not using advanced features such as IRM, BPEL, workflow, digital signing etc.
APIs meant to interface your client programs and the server. So the server must be running to process your request.
APIs itself cannot do the required operation.
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