IText has a slick new website

We have always been fans of Itext – it is a great tool for creating and editing PDF files, there are free and commercial versions, it is regularly updated, and the developers go out of their way to be helpful on the mailinglists. There is even a new book on IText coming out, written by…

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How do I find out the PDF version used

There have been several revisions of the PDF file specification, each backward compatible but adding new features. For example, version 1.6 added a new way to squash down data and reduce the size of PDF files. The current latest version is 1.8 and while it may work in libraries which do not support 1.8, there is no guarantee…

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