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.


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How to read a PDF file

To show how to read a PDF file, I have created a step by step guide to reading very ‘simple’ PDF (it just shows...
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Adding a PDF file Debugger to JPedal PDF Viewer

Why is a PDF file debugger useful? PDF files are complex and can go wrong in lots of ways. We have been writing JPedal...
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Top 9 PDF file questions with answers for developers

PDF stands for “portable document format”. It is a binary format made of objects -number, strings, arrays, dictionaries, streams and keywords ‘null’. Let’s understand...
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How to view PDF objects

When you develop software to work with PDF files, you often need to be able to drill down into a file and see the...
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How to read EXIF metadata from Image files

In our previous article we looked at some Viewers which could display Exif data for you. Sometimes, you need to programmatically access the data....
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