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PDFs as first-class citizens of the Web with ngPDF

It is a common misconception that PDFs cannot be responsive, yet PDF readers have long had the possibility to reflow text depending on the screen size. ngPDF aims to take that idea of text reflow in PDF one step further, by automatically turning them into responsive HTML documents. In this white paper co-authored with Dual Lab, we touch upon the history of semantic PDF, and how we got from Tagged PDF to ngPDF.
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Top 10 ways PDF helps you take control of digital documents

What can one do with the PDF format, and where is it going? For two decades, PDF has been the global standard for document viewing and cooperation. But despite this, many of the format’s features remain largely unknown even to many IT professionals. PDF is continuously evolving, and its current advantages and flexibility may surprise you. The following provides an overview of the PDF’s current assets.
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Digital transformation to paperless

With companies and organizations caught up in the next wave of digital transformation, we offer a closer look at how PDF may overcome the traditional roadblocks on the way there and how it helps meet the goals of forward-thinking business strategies.
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pdfCalligraph: advanced typography

pdfCalligraph is an iText 7 add-on for advanced typography, allowing script text and opening possibilities with more languages such as Arabic, Tamil and more in PDF. This white paper discusses the challenges with advanced typography in PDF and how pdfCalligraph can solve them.
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pdfHTML: convert HTML/CSS to PDF

In this white paper, you'll learn how to convert HTML5 and CSS3 into PDF documents with this iText 7 add-on. By integrating a simple API to your workflow, you can create standards compliant PDF documents that are accessible, searchable and usable for indexing.
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pdfSweep: what it does and why you need it

pdfSweep is an iText add-on that removes (redacts) sensitive information from a PDF (Portable Document Format) document. Confidentiality is assured, because the redacted information cannot be recovered. In a secure two-step process, pdfSweep deletes text and images at user-defined coordinates, or as defined by a regular expression. After having parsed the rendering information in the original PDF document, a new document is created without the redacted content.
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