Mark Stephens 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.


630 Stories by Mark Stephens

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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JButton backgrounds

We use a lot of JButtons in our Java PDF viewer and thought that the following observations might be of help to other Java...
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