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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:
On the day before Christmas, we've reached one of our company's milestones: we've just passed the mark of 750,000 absolute visitors in 2013: We want to wish every single one of these visitors happy holidays and a fantastic 2014!
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We've received a Calendar for 2014 from Deloitte today, and look who's featuring on the October page: When I browse the different months, I see that the technology sector in Belgium is still a men's world. I counted 50 men on the 12 photos, and only 7 women: MONTH COMPANY URL MEN WOMEN JAN OpenWay Europe www.openwaygroup.com 1 0 FEB Fishing Cactus www.fishingcactus.com 20 2 MAR Cmosis www.cmosis.com 3 0 APR Tagtagcity www.tagtagcity....
In terms of technology, 2013 was the year of memorable moments for iText 5.4.0. We released six iText versions: in 5.4.0 in February , 5.4.1 in April , 5.4.2 in May , 5.4.3 in July , 5.4.4 in September and 5.4.5 in December . But technology is only one aspect of iText. Let's take a look at was new on the iText business front in 2013. This is the year 2013 in pictures, listing the most memorable moments...
In previous blogs ( Why your mail doesn't show up on the mailing list ) and YouTube videos ( The internal kitchen at iText: how we fight SPAM ), we already explained the mechanics behind systems such as the iText mailing-list. The following screen shot is yet another example of the administrative interface that is used to keep subscribers of the mailing list from receiving SPAM: As you can see, this "question" had the word "urgent" as its subject line. We get many mails with similar subject lines: "...
The management at iText is currently writing a new business plan for 2014-2015. This isn't a work done by a single person. Both internal as well as external consultants are contributing to the plan. At times, the text is confronting for me, but that was to be expected: I'm not hiring people to say the things I want to hear; I'm hiring people to say the things that need to be said. One (minor) example of a confronting phrase involves the iText logo: iText's graphics are inflexible, elderly and a (bit) confusing (the current iText logo is readily confused with the letter "J"). A suggestion is...
Two months ago , we received our ranking in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 for the Benelux, today we discovered that we're ranked #53 in the Fast 500 EMEA. See the complete ranking . Attachment Size pl_Technology_Fast_500_EMEA_Ranking_2013_FINAL.pdf 172.74 KB
If you've read one of the editions of iText in Action , you've certainly encountered the blank page problem in the section about troubleshooting PDF problems. Recently, we received a support question about a blank page problem that wasn't described in the book. We've now made a couple of examples that explain what goes wrong, how we solved it in iText, and how you can solve it if you encounter the same problem with other PDF creating software. Description of the problem Suppose that you have an image with a very high resolution. For instance, a...