Printing PDF files from Java

Printing PDF files from Java is something that raises a lot of general questions, so this short article is a general guide to the options available. Java itself contains a built-in print system (JPS). JPS itself does not internally support the PDF file format. There are 3 ways to print PDF files in Java:- 1…

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New year resolutions

The end of the year is a great time to step back, have a good think and take perspective, and come up with some new plans. This applies to work just as much as personal matters. It is also a chance to get away from the keyboard, and I find that is when all the…

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JPedalFX – a JavaFX PDF Viewer

During a recent trip to Sun Microsystems’ customer briefing centre in London I sat through an enjoyable overview of JavaFX and its short-term future. While I had heard of it before, it was interesting to see how easily exciting interfaces could be put together. I couldn’t help but think how several things I have implemented…

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Corrupt PDFs? Maybe this is your problem.

On more than one occasion we have had clients coming to us reporting that JPedal tells them that their files are corrupt. This is due to a common misconception about the PDF format – unlike HTML, whitespace and special characters matter. Different platforms, by default, use different character encodings. Because of this, when Java reads…

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