PDF Technical Conference

Although it may not be immediately obvious because of our modest nature the fact that iText’s presence in companies and products is unobtrusive, research from Adobe revealed at the PDF Technical Conference in San José that iText is the source of 8% of the world’s PDF documents. The top two positions were hogged by tech giants Adobe (obviously) and Microsoft, with Ghostscript coming third. The field of PDF libraries, creators and renderers remains very diverse and healthy. Competition is tight, which ultimately benefits the end user and keeps inspiring us to remain ahead. We appreciate...
Last Monday 19 and Tuesday 20, iText had a team of 4 people at the PDF Technical Conference in San Jose. These are some pictures for those who missed the event: Panel discussion about PDF 2.0 From right to left: Leonard Rosenthol (moderator), Bruno Lowagie, François Fernandès, Matt Kuznicki, Duff Johnson. iText was on stage for two panel discussions and two talks. This is Ryan, showing how to create ZUGFeRD compliant invoices using iText: If you want to know more about our talks, you can download our new free ebook:...
Last week, Bruno Lowagie, the CEO of iText Software, attended the PDF Conference organized by the PDF Association and the PDF/A Day organized by Adobe: The venue was great: the offices of Adobe in Seattle. The first day was kicked off by Nora Calvilio and Duff Johnson: PDF/A Day was kicked off by Bob Wulff who was responsible for the Acrobat project for 20 years: Bob covered 20 years of PDF in his keynote. We all know that the original code name for Acrobat was Carousel. Unfortunately, this name was already taken by Kodak. A marketing specialist was asked for an alternative name. They came up...
Last week, Bruno Lowagie, the CEO of iText Software, attended the European PDF Technical Conference organized by the PDF Association to see the future of PDF: Leonard Rosenthol, Adobe's PDF Architect, allowed us to look in his crystal ball: A combination of PDF and Web technologies can enable customers to make their documents and publications available everywhere in the best way possible for the document consumer: Unfortunately, invoices are still mostly on paper: But the German ZUGFeRD standard is a great step forward: This is a view from the European "20 years of PDF" party: