Acrobat X is coming…

On 18th October, Adobe announced a new version of Acrobat (Acrobat X). It has been 2 years since Adobe released the Acrobat 9.0 family of products, and the release of a new version is always a big event in the PDF world. Not only does it tend to see a change in what people expect…

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Strange PDF file of the week

I continue to be impressed at the sheer variations we come across with PDF files, even after 10 years of writing a PDF parser…. Today we had a PDF file created with a tool call PdfGenLib. Here is a sample of what it produces… 000003 0 obj << /Type /Outlines /First 000004 0 R /Last…

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PlanetPdf changes hands

When I was starting out with developing our PDF library, the best online resource was www.planetpdf.com – it had loads of resources and the forum was the place to ask questions. They helped to sponsor all the big shows and they threw some great parties! Sadly, the site has become a bit neglected in recent…

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Make your own PDF file – Part 3: DIY Blank Page

This article is part of a 7 part series to create a hello world PDF. Click here to visit the series index. Brace yourself!  For you could soon be the proud owner of your own shiny, handmade, completly blank, one page PDF document.  But before you embark on what will no doubt be the defining…

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