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Leading PDF library company iText Software is proud to announce the official launch of its new flagship product. iText 7 is the successor to the company’s successful iText 5 offering and will come with several add-ons for PDF structure inspection, non-Latin script support and digital invoicing. iText is currently used by over 5.000 companies around the world to embed PDF functionalities into various parts of their workflow. As opposed to off-the-shelf, plug-and-play PDF converters, iText provides APIs for developers to fine-tune the way they want to create or edit PDFs according to different...
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The focus for version 5.5.9 was not on new features but that doesn't mean we've been twiddling our thumbs. This new version contains numerous bug fixes and improvements. The areas of improvement include: Tagged PDF and accessibility Fixed an issue with tagging of nested lists. Improvements in tagging of form XObjects . When adding multiple Chunk s to a Phrase , there's an optimization of merging them when they have the same properties. But this resulted in their accessibility attributes and roles being overwritten. PDF/A Corrected the...
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A new site, a new release! We've been working very hard on a new web site that would contain more code samples and answers to questions . We've also made it easier to find the information you need by creating different, easy-to-understand categories, but also through better search functionality and the use of tags. We are now releasing iText 5.5.8 and we've reorganized the source code. The projects itextpdf, pdfa, xtra, and xmlworker, are now all in one...
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There's a new 60-page tutorial in the works about creating e-Invoices with iText. This book will be presented at Adobe's Headquarters in San Jose at the PDF Association's PDF Technical Conference . In the pdfa jar of iText 5.5.7, you'll find code that allows you to create ZUGFeRD invoices as a PDF document with an XML attachment that complies either with the ZUGFeRD Basic profile or the ZUGFeRD Comfort profile. All you need to do to create the...
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If you compare the changelogs for iText 5.5.6 with previous change log entries (for instance the one for iText 5.5.5 ), you immediately notice that we're using a completely different style. We have successfully moved from svn on SourceForge as our main code repository to git on a private GitLab server. From out GitLab server, the source code is now distributed to SourceForge (search for the git repository, the svn repository is no longer updated) and GitHub. Changelogs are now mostly generated automatically based on the GitHub logs...
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We're releasing iText 5.5.5 on iText's 15th birthday: February 14, 2015 and if we take a look at the changelog , we see that we're making progress in a couple of related areas. Returning topics are text extraction, compare tool and clean-up functionality . The common denominator of these three evolutions is PDF parsing . Text extraction: We have fixed a bug that was introduced very recently and that was reported by many different developers. This bug caused an ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException when...
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We're releasing iText 5.5.4 on December 17, exactly 3 months after the previous release . If you scroll down in the changelog , you notice that once again, XFA Worker has received plenty of attention. Our initial XFA customers are very happy with the functionality we provided in previous versions, but new XFA customers are discovering more and more features in the XFA spec and we're consistently adding these features to XFA worker. But let's focus on the open source part of iText: The most promising new feature is hidden in a single...
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In the previous release dating from two months ago, we focused on XML Worker parsing HTML and CSS. In today's release, you'll discover that we focused mainly on XFA Worker. XFA is a closed source add-on written on top of iText. We've made the JavaScript interpretation more flexible, fixed page breaking mechanisms and issues with tables, and so on... All of these changes resulted from support tickets posted by customers. This doesn't mean we didn't do any work on the other iText products: iText: we've solved some problems when merging PDFs...
Two months have passed since iText 5.5.1 and we're ready to release iText 5.5.2. Although the changelog may seem relatively short, there's one line in specific we've put a lot of effort into: Major improvements to the CSS parser . This is actually a complete rewrite of the CSS functionality, resulting in much better interpretation of CSS syntax. You'll find these changes in iText's XML Worker. The HTMLWorker class that was shipped with iText core was finally deprecated. We noticed that many people are starting to be aware of Tagged PDF, PDF...
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About a month ago, Adobe announced that it would never support XFA forms in Adobe Reader on mobile platforms ( see blogs.adobe.com on April 16, 2014 ). XFA forms are much more dynamic and interactive than ordinary PDF forms (AcroForms) and some mobile operating systems place restrictions on what can be done on a mobile device. This makes it very difficult (impossible actually) to provide the same dynamic PDF experience you expect on the desktop across all mobile devices using...