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About a month ago, the Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce ( BelCham ) invited us to participate in the 6th "BelCham Entrepreneurship Award" competition. The "BelCham Entrepreneurship Awards" honor both Belgian and American small and medium-size enterprises in the U.S. with powerful ventures, promising business plans or proven success stories. A high-profile jury selects entrepreneurs who have demonstrated market insight, ability to seize a unique opportunity and endurance in capturing a share of the U.S. market. This week, we received a "...
Our exciting quest for new iText logo continues and we have narrowed down our likes to one, from our first set of logo contenders. Following our previous blog post , we are showing here the next set of “would have been-s”. Without too much deliberation, our team got fixated on the “machine-text-like” logo, for its clarity, straightforwardness and futuristic look. We are growing as a company, but we are still developers at heart. We strive to be part of the amazing developer community using iText, helping improve developer productivity...
Change is always difficult, and changing a company logo can be a daunting process. But companies will at some point come to that milestone known as “the rebrand.” For some, it happens early on, once they’ve discovered who they really are. With others, it occurs after many years of having grown (or outgrown) their brand. For us at iText – yes – it’s definitely been a whirlwind. In the past year and a half only, we've restructured our group of companies and doubled the number of employees. Last year...
Tags: businessAsiaISA
Due to the increasing demand for iText services on the Asian market, iText Software is launching a new sales office in Singapore , to convenience our existing customers and confirm our presence in the region. According to a recent survey by Black Duck Software, Asia is the third largest market for iText after Europe and North America, with 15% of all users coming from countries like China and India. In the next months we are planning trips to India, China, Japan, Malaysia and Thailand . Please contact us in case you want to get in contact with an iText...
Tags: ZUGFeRD
It has been exciting to engage with our customers as we have been planning the iText Summit 2014. Some of customers have some really amazing use cases that we knew would be interesting to share. We hope these help assist you in understanding some of the additional functionality of iText that you may not be utilizing yet. Konik is an Open Source library that interacts with iText, designed for the upcoming German e-Invoicing standard ZUGFeRD. Konik is an Open Source library designed for the upcoming German E-Invoicing Standard...
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iText Corp. is working with Black Duck Consulting , a specialized open source consulting firm, to conduct a survey regarding the iText open source project and its use in the community . The goal is to help identify ways for iText to improve its product and increase opportunities for community engagement and feedback. We've done a "test drive" of the survey to find out how much time...
Last week, Java Revisited published an article entitled Open source Java Libraries to Create PDF documents - iText vs Apache FOP by Javin Paul. These are some of the highlights as far as iText is concerned: One of the big advantages of using iText is documentation, in fact there is a book about it (iText in Action), which contains lot of examples using iText for generating PDF files in Java. The good thing about iText is that it's available in both Java and C#. It's the...
RUPS is a PDF inspection tool, which we use a lot internally to inspect PDFs received from customers and users. Although RUPS stands for Reading and Updating PDF Syntax, it can't update PDFs. Until recently... We added functionality to update PDF dictionaries allowing us to test out other values in dictionary entries. This functionality was added in RUPS 5.5.0 . In this small tutorial we are going to demonstrate two cases where you could use RUPS to change your PDF syntax and Dictionaries. Go to the iText RUPS tutorial: use RUPS to change...
Our CEO is preparing a talk for the educational day at the PDF Days, entitled “7 cases for the PDF support detectives.” The idea is to select 7 mysterious PDF problems he encountered in the last 15 years. We would like to hear...
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What do you consider being the birth certificate of your product? At iText, the first company was founded in January 2008, but the product was born long before there was a company. The Trademark registration at the USPTO mentions the FIRST USE and FIRST USE IN COMMERCE on 20000214 (that's February 14, 2000). This means that iText is 14 years old today!