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Text Extraction Using BFOs PDF Library
How to extract text from a PDF using BFO's PDF Library API. We will show you with code examples of how it can be done.
08-Jul-2014
16:55:00
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New features in the PDF Library 2.15
It's been 4 months since our last PDF API release, what what does it have in store? Besides changes to the page list, there are two major new areas: PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3 support has been added The Swing classes now support linearized loading New ...
13-Dec-2013
15:58:42
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BFO PDF Library 2.15 - but what happened to 2.14.1?
You released 2.14.1 of your PDF API yesterday, and today there's a 2.15. What are you people playing at? Read on, we'll explain.
13-Dec-2013
12:21:14
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Archiving PDF Documents with BFO for the Austrian Notaries Chamber
Long term PDF/A archiving for the Austrian Notaries Chamber, thanks to cyberDOC and BFO.
10-Oct-2013
11:56:00
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Converting PDFs to bitmap PDFs
There are many situations where a PDF has to be "rasterized" - the contents of each page turned into a bitmap image - such as when a PDF is being converted to PDF/A and the page contents cannot be repaired. This article shows how to do it efficiently.
09-May-2013
17:17:17
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BFO releases Java PDF Library 2.13
We've put out our first PDF library in 5 months, and although there are a lot of small changes there are very few headline grabbers. Perhaps the most interesting is the ability to restrict operations in the viewer with permissions - here we go into that ...
22-Mar-2013
14:00:00
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The Firefox pdf.js Viewer
We've been getting a few emails asking about the new "pdf.js" viewer in Firefox, and why some of our documents don't render correctly in that viewer. Read on to find out why.
14-Mar-2013
10:03:00
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Odds and Ends - PDF Valentines Cards
This challenge was too good to resist. We've neglected to make our cards PDF/A compliant, which you are welcome to interpret as a commentary on the impermanence of romantic love, or perhaps it would have just taken longer to do. Either way we hope you ...
15-Feb-2013
11:05:00
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XFA Forms
The "P" in PDF stands for "Portable", and PDF is now an ISO Specification. So you could be forgiven for being surprised when you learn about XFA. We're asked about it a lot so what follows is a bit of a FAQ. What is XFA XFA stands for "XML Forms ...
03-Jan-2013
14:14:55
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How to print with "Comments Summary"
This article shows how you can create a custom viewer feature that duplicates the functionality of Acrobat's "Print with Comments Summary" feature.
29-Nov-2012
12:51:31
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New features in PDF Library 2.12
Yesterday we released our first PDF Library for a few months, version 2.12, so it's a good to give a bit of a summary of the changes
25-Oct-2012
16:12:32
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Client Customizes PDF Viewer Using Source Code
Client adopts BFO's customizable Java PDF Viewer for their project.
30-Jul-2012
15:35:00
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New features in the PDF Library 2.11.25
We've recently released version 2.11.25 - here's a quick summary of some of the features.
16-Jul-2012
15:17:30
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Barcode Fields
Acrobat added dynamically updated barcode fields in Acrobat 7, but they haven't been documented until now, in the upcoming PDF 2.0 specification. This article shows you how to use them to make data extraction from printed forms a lot easier.
16-Jul-2012
15:15:38
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Handwritten Digital Signatures
A new feature in 2.11.25 of the PDF Library is the ability to capture handwritten signatures from an iPad, iPhone or Android tablet. Useful? Maybe not, but it is kinda neat as you can see in the video.
16-Jul-2012
15:15:13
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Roll your own applet: the definitive guide
We've covered them before, but Applets - a technology launched in 1996 with Java 1.0 - just keep changing. What follows is the definitive, step-by-step guide to compiling our viewer as an Applet useful as of mid-2012.
18-Jun-2012
17:06:15
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Reader Extensions, and why they break
Usually on this blog we cover details of things you can do with our PDF API, so it's a bit of a departure to cover something we can't. Read on to learn about Reader Extensions and the limitations they imply.
05-Jun-2012
11:39:00
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BFO releases Java PDF Library 2.11.24
We've just released 2.11.24 of our PDF Library which has our latest round of bugfixes and improvements. Download it from the the usual location
01-Jun-2012
11:18:00
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University Goes Paperless with BFO's Java PDF Library
UK University Integrates BFO's Java PDF Library.
24-May-2012
14:00:00
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OpenType Layout in PDF
How to use the new OpenType layout features in the PDF Library and Report Generator.
24-Apr-2012
19:13:13

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