Adobe PDF documents support

IBM Rational Functional Tester supports testing of Adobe PDF 7.0 and 8.0 read-only documents. You can test PDF documents that are displayed in a browser or in a stand-alone PDF Reader. A functional test script that is recorded for documents that are displayed in a stand-alone PDF Reader can be played back when the document is displayed in a browser and vice-versa.

The level of granularity that IBM Rational Functional Tester supports depends on the way the PDF document is designed. For example, if the entire page of a PDF document is designed to contain one text object only, the verification point highlighter captures only the page level contents and does not get contents inside the page.

The cross compatibility of testing PDF read-only documents is possible only for the document controls and not the reader controls. For example:

This version of IBM Rational Functional Tester includes support for testing PDF documents that contain these controls:

Prerequisites: Before you start testing PDF documents, set the Adobe Reader preferences and the Rational Functional Tester script assure values.