Mark Stephens Mark has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and is a big NetBeans fan. He enjoys speaking at conferences. He has an MA in Medieval History and a passion for reading.


631 Stories by Mark Stephens

Learning about PDF

The PDF file format is very useful and well-documented, but it is also quite complicated and it does not work how most people imagine....
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Holidays are not about ‘not working’

When I was younger I used to do a lot of athletics (I was quite reasonable over 400 metres) and our training group used...
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PDF to image quality

The PDF file format was designed as much as possible to be Vector graphics. The problem with bitmaps and pixels is that pixels can...
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PDF text co-ordinates

There are several ways to define PDF text co-ordinates with PDF. When you see the text onscreen, you can see the actual character. The...
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What is PDF pagesize?

Page size can cause some confusion with PDFs because there are several possible values. All PDF files have a MediaBox which defines the size...
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