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Bienvenue! We are back from Documation in Paris. Our team was in stand E07. And, you may have seen them out on the show floor getting to know the other vendors and visitors while talking about document workflow and how we can help. We also had a talk “Lost and found: Data and the document lifecycle”, where we discussed document flow and some best practices for your data processes. We were pleased to hear from our customers that they consider iText Core as a fantastic tool to optimize performance. And, that our four add-ons plus last developments (Digital signature, PDFXFA, PDF to Data) were...
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Next Generation PDF Meeting 2017 iText
We are back from Toronto and missing the Poutine already. A big thank you to Ontario Investment and Trade for hosting us! Our founder and CTO - Bruno Lowagie - and Director of Product Management - Raf Hens - attended the “Next Generation PDF” meeting and are looking forward to telling you more about the outcome at PDF Days in Berlin next month. At the Berlin event (May 15-16) the real name, purpose and status of “Next Generation PDF” will be revealed in the initial keynote session and subsequent dedicated...
Introduction iText 7's new add-on pdfHTML is a tool that aims to greatly simplify HTML to PDF conversion in Java or .NET. This is a straightforward and uniform use case, so many users will get satisfactory results with the one-line code sample below. For more complex usage, you may need to provide some configuration to pdfHTML. In this post, I will attempt to explain why you may need to use the config options, and how to use them. Basics The default way to use pdfHTML is either one of two basic one-line code samples: HtmlConverter.convertToPdf(new File("input.html"), new...
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After successful presentations of the talk "Oops, I broke my API" at JavaOne in San Francisco and Devoxx in Antwerp, iText was asked to present the same topic at the newline 2017 event; organized by Whitespace ( 0x20 ) at the Hackerspace Ghent .
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iText at Devoxx US
We are back and recuperated from Devoxx US in San Jose, CA. Although we are regulars at some of the Devoxx events, we were happy to attend the first US version. Our minifigs worked hard to set up a fun experience this year. We had our first ever iText photobooth at the event, and it was a hit. If you want to see all of our photobooth pictures you can check them out on our Facebook page . We also had a popular raffle for some lego sets, that had some pretty happy winners. All in all, we had a great time talking PDF with you...
pdf2Data
Pdf2Data is a tool that allows for structured data to be extracted from similarly structured text documents. The way that this is done is through the use of rules to define the location of text that should be extracted or the format of the text. Through the rest of this blog post I’ll describe the basics of how it works and then show how it works with a simple example. To begin, let's look at how the rules are defined to choose the text you would like extracted. You can define the areas with either, the pdf2Data web app, or with Adobe reader's comment feature. Once you have selected the area...
iText Software is pleased to announce the release of iText 14, our latest product that is twice as fast as iText 7! The talented developers at iText have been tirelessly coding to create our best product yet. iText 14 includes a new, faster code base called Boomswitch and a new group of add-ons, that are sure to meet your wildest dreams. The Boomswitch functionality is the core of what makes iText 14 twice as fast as iText 7, by making the code run faster by any factor requested by the client. iText developer Benoit Lagae tell us, “Boomswitch allows us to quickly adapt to customer...
This is a hotfix release on top of iText for .NET 7.0.2; they are functionally identical, except that the following blocking issue was fixed: ASP.NET users reported the following sequence of fatal exceptions when using iText for .NET 7.0.2 in their web applications: System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'iText.IO.Util.ResourceUtil' threw an exception. System.NotSupportedException: The invoked member is not supported in a dynamic assembly. The cause of this was a functional change in 7.0.2 to allow loading of certain resources in dependencies, but this change did not...
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What does a boat, a baby, marketing technology and PDF have in common? The Cafe des Belges booth at SXSW 2017. The Café des Belges booth was a Belgian delegation, brought together by Startups.be, a great partner of ours. The delegation included 10 Belgian companies this year, in a café format. Our menu included a little of each of these innovative Belgian companies: Jack , Look , ONAK , Sentiance , Muuselabs...
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Next week iText will be exhibiting at the first Devoxx US in San Jose, CA. As seasoned Devoxx attendees, we are looking forward to another great show with our developer community. Some exciting things to look out for at the show? Our founder Bruno Lowagie will be in attendance as well as a new fun surprise in our booth that we think you will enjoy. Comes see what the excitement is about at booth 520. The event coincides with an Eclipse event that we have exciting news for. We have pdfDebug available FREE on the Eclipse marketplace. pdfDebug is an iText 7 add-on that allows you to see the...