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We had a magnificent time on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago with the Document Strategy Forum. This week we exhibited at Document Strategy Forum 2017 , an event focused on creating efficient solutions for information management, customer solutions and customer engagement. The show spans many verticals and we had the opporutnity to speak with forms designers, developers, consultants, content management professionals and more on thier PDF workflow needs or how we are already helping them to create seamless processes. It was great to see some...
We've done it again! For the second year in a row, we have won a Bronze Stevie in the American Business Awards! We were selected for the category: "Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year- Computer Services and Software" , competing in the small business category (under 100 employees). This is an exciting win for us, since we have focused on innovation in multiple areas of our business including: Our dual licensing structure A complete re-write of our core platform with ...
We are pleased to be part of the Inc. 5000 list again this year! The list is comprised of the fastest growing private companies in Europe, based on three year turnover numbers. These are the companies that are making waves and growing anywhere from 54% to over 4,000% in the last three years. We are proud to be part of this impressive list for the third year in a row, this year ranking at #4764 with a 109% turnover. In response to our ranking our CEO, Stephan Engelen, shared his throughs on our win as "Knowing that our passion for PDF and automating document workflow is translating to positive...
“Be nice to nerds. Someday you may end up working for one”- Bill Gates In case that does happen to us, we are beginning our quarterly Dev Thank-You blog! There are so many people that contribute information to us in order to help improve our code, products and projects. We want to make sure that our top contributors are being recognized for the help they give and that they know how much we appreciate them (not just because they might someday be our bosses). We have a few top contributors from different channels for Q1 2017. StackOverflow top contributors by username (...
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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...
HTML to PDF with pdfHTML
pdfHTML: A brief introduction See the recording our webinar done on March 22nd for an in depth intro with some of iText's developers. Introduction pdfHTML is an iText 7 add-on that will replace our previous XML Worker, from iText 5. This add-on gives you the ability to transform HTML and CSS content into a PDF document. In the iText 5 XML Worker the number of tags and CSS declarations supported were limited to a subset of most the frequently used tags and properties for PDF. There was no support for video, sound, control and animations etc. This...