Invented by Adobe Systems over 20 years ago, the Portable Document Format (PDF) is now an open standard for electronic document exchange maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). When you convert documents, forms, graphics, and web pages to PDF, they look just like they would if printed.

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What is changing with our standardised manifest values and…

Manifest files are a small text information file stored in the jar. It is a useful place for storing information about the jar. In...
Ethan
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JPG versus PDF for Document display

As we produce software for handling both JPEG and PDF files, we are often asked about which is better for displaying documents. So here...
Mark Stephens
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Enabling SVG Gzip Compression on Apache and NGINX

Gzip compression is a widely supported method of reducing the size of the content sent from a web server in order to improve the...
Leon Atherton
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Reflections on 19 years writing PDF software in Java

IDRSolutions was setup on St. Andrews Day (30th November) 1999 (as you would expect from someone with a Mediaeval History degree from the University...
Mark Stephens
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How to convert an image to a PDF in…

In a previous post I looked at why you might want to convert a PDF file to an image (you can use JPedal to...
Bethan Palmer
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