In smartforms and sapscript technologies standard texts are used for outputting fixed texts like company information, address or other templates. These standard texts are created from SO10 transaction. But when these objects are created , they are not automatically included in transport requests. you have to externally include these objects into workbench requests which should be development correction/repair type request.
For print-outs many technologies has been put into service by SAP till today. ABAP’ers in my generation have mostly encountered with SmartForm technology. Before SmartForm there used to be SapScript technology. And nowadays the trend is AdobeForms. My aim in this post is to adapting old technologies to new ones with ABAP coding. Writing this post my real purpose was adding some metadata to PDF outputs while extracting them from SAP systems. For an introduction first i wanted to explain how a SmartForm output can be converted to Adobe’s PDF format.