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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Java JVM performance on PDF varies between 1.5 and…

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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PDF Text – An Overview

PDF text is a subject which causes much confusion. People look at PDF files and they are a fantastic way to present content. If...
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Viewing PDF objects

Most of the time, you can just use a PDF file without thinking about what lies ‘under the bonnet’. But sometimes you want to...
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