Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX. He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.

Author Archives: Mark Stephens

Problems editing PDF files

In a previous article, I wrote about the problems with editing the text in PDF files. PDF files are very different from other file formats such as Word or OpenOffice which stored the data as a set of objects which are then rendered as needed. The PDF file format were really designed for end file…

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Introductory PDF font tutorial

PDF Font Tutorial PDF fonts is a tricky subject and one we frequently get asked about. So I will be writing a set of articles to try and make some sense of the subject. I hope they prove useful and if you have any specific questions, please send me a question and I will make…

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PDF file format

I am sure that even the developers at Adobe are surprised at the some of the uses made of the PDF file format. As a cross-platform format providing a high quality presentation format with a wealth of programs to suit all budgets and requirements, the PDF file format has been very successful.  But it is…

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