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A guided introduction and learning path for developers new to Mac OS X printing.

Mac OS X's streamlined printing system provides a flexible and powerful printing environment that is easy to use, easy to enhance, and easy to support. Quartz 2D, Mac OS X's powerful graphics and display engine, provides rendering and conversion services for delivering high quality printed output from your applications.

Developers can easily add printing support to Cocoa, Carbon, and BSD UNIX applications. Printer vendors can add support for Mac OS X by supplying modules to extend Apple's interface rather than writing code that overrides it. Read more...

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Taking Advantage of PDF Kit in Your Cocoa Application
PDF Kit lets you handle PDF documents in your Cocoa application without writing a lot of custom code. Read this article to get started with this important Mac OS X Tiger technology.

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