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Tags: Surveybusiness
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...
Tags: iText historyTrademark
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!
In one of our previous posts, we've already listed some of the reasons why a mail to the free mailing list can be rejected when you're not subscribed. One reason could be the fact that we thought it was SPAM , another could be that you were using the word urgent , but the following screen shot shows another reason: When you post a mail to the mailing-list, it is automatically sent to more than 2500 subscribers and your mail is archived on different public archives. This may be your intention. If so, feel free to register on the mailing list and post...
We've published a 40-minute tutorial, explaining how to create a web application using iText and Codenvy : You can try this tutorial yourself using the code that is posted on Github or by cloning this repository: https://github.com/blowagie/itextsamples.git
On Monday January 11, we welcome two new people on the iText Software Corp. sales staff. It's time for a bigger office in the Cambridge Innovation Centre: A warm welcome to Jason and David!
On January 6 and 7, we had the second board meeting of iText Group NV. The first board meeting took place in iText HQ in Sint-Amandsberg. For the second meeting, we went to Redwood City, CA, more specifically in this building: This is a view from inside the meeting room. A couple of weeks before the meeting, all attendees (board members as well as the American advisors) received a 70-page business plan (addenda not included). It is testament to the quality of that business plan that we only needed the first day to discuss this plan and to determine the order of priorities, except for two...
iText HQ was (and still is) located in Sint-Amandsberg; the iText Dev Shack was located in Gent (Brugse Poort). Now that we're growing, it was time to move to a business center in Gentbrugge. The place still needs to be cleaned up a little, but we'll be ready to start the new year in a new office: