PDF converter in SAP ABAP kernel

The newer SAP ABAP kernels and system (781 kernel and 755 system) can support PDF converter from the SAP ABAP kernel.

Using the kernel it will speed up PDF generation for ABAP list, SAP Script and SmartForms.


The background of the SAP ABAP kernel is explained in OSS note 2991197 – Using the kernel PDF converter in ABAP.

Switching on PDF generation via SAP kernel

To switch on, start program RSTXPDF3KRN and choose to change the parameter PDF_KERNEL:

Confirm to turn on:


Fonts and fonts mapping can still be maintained via program RSTXPDF2UC: