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Last week, iText Software and Inbatek were invited by the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) in Bangkok (Thailand) for a full day of talks and sessions about PDF and e-invoicing. ETDA is a Public Organization in Thailand that functions as the main agency responsible for developing, promoting and supporting electronic transactions in order to create trust, opportunity and equity for all. We were honored to be included in this conference and were impressed with the quality of questions that stemmed from the pannel discussion. If you want to...
The new PDF standard ISO 32000-2:2017 (PDF 2.0) has been published online! This standard specifies a digital form for representing electronic documents to enable users to exchange and view electronic documents independent of the environment in which they were created or the environment in which they are viewed or printed. It is intended for developers of : software that creates PDF files (PDF writers), software that reads existing PDF files and (usually) interprets their contents for display (PDF readers), software that reads and displays PDF content and interacts with the computer users to...
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Pdf2Data is a tool that allows for structured data to be extracted from similarly structured text documents. The way that this is done is through the use of rules to define the location of text that should be extracted or the format of the text. Through the rest of this blog post I’ll describe the basics of how it works and then show how it works with a simple example. To begin, let's look at how the rules are defined to choose the text you would like extracted. You can define the areas with either, the pdf2Data web app, or with Adobe reader's comment feature. Once you have selected the area...

iText 7 converting HTML to PDF

Use the pdfHTML add-on to convert HTML and CSS to PDF.

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pdfDebug is an add on component that is available for iText 7. Its basic function is to allow a programmer to see inside of a PDF while it is being created. This allows for advanced debugging on programs that use iText to create or manipulate PDFs. Interested? Let’s take a look at how it works with an example. To start, we created a simple program whose goal is to create a pdf that has four pages, with one phrase on each page. Page 1: Hello World, Page 2: Hello People, Page 3: Hello Everyone. In addition, we want the headers Item 1, Item 2, or Item 3 depending on the page which it appears on...
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Some of the iText team was part of the first PDF Day event in Australia. Besides enjoying our time down under, we were really impressed with the quality of the attendees and the event organization by the PDF Association. We and our partner MDS gave the event three thumbs up. (Left: Tony Van den Zegel - Director of Sales, APAC for iText, Middle: Sunny Long - Managing Director of MDS Pacific, Right: Raf Hens - Director, Product Management for iText) The event focused on the topics of archiving and accessibility. Our own Director of Product Management, Raf Hens, gave a talk on accessibility, on...
In a long interview with OpenSourceForU, India's prime press portal on all matters open source, the magazine sat down with iText founder and strategist Bruno Lowagie. In the interview, he talks about the past and future of iText and PDF and shares his wisdom about monetizing open source projects in the smartest way. You can read the entire interview by clicking through here , but here's already an excerpt of Bruno's words: "India can play a vital role in expanding the open source...
I am using iTextSharp in a web application to generate PDF files. These PDF files contain .tiff images taken from a folder. If size of the contents of such a folder goes beyond 1GB then the browser gets closed automatically when receiving the PDF file. Is there a size limit when generating PDF files?
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Drupal website developer and integrator Pronovix recently posted an interesting insight on using PDF technology. The full post, written by Pronovix CEO Kristof Van Tomme, is well worth reading, but here's the gist of it: In the web community, PDF has become synonym for a range of accessibility bad practices. Some people even think that we would all be better off if PDF would finally die, just like Flash and Internet Explorer. As a result PDF is not very sexy in the Drupal...
Adobe’s VP Engineering for Document Cloud, Phil Ydens, estimates there may be up to 2.5 trillion PDF documents in the world. This number is rising every day because PDF has been embraced by businesses, governments and individual users alike as a platform-agnostic way of passing and sending information that won’t be skewed or altered. However, paradoxically speaking, the number of PDF documents could be much higher if there was more awareness about the versatility of the format. Not only is PDF gearing up for a world with more dynamic interactions between file formats, it can already be used...