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.


626 Stories by 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...
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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...
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A personal lesson in making customers into VIPs

I went to the International Athletics meeting at Loughborough University today. Unlike most of the other visitors, who had to queue up and pay...
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Java JVM performance on PDF varies between 1.5 and 1.6

One of the reasons I like Java is that the virtual machine allows you to forget about the underlying hardware/OS most of the time...
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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...
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