Coming two months after one of our major releases, the 2.26.1 release has seen a large number of small changes based on testing on tens of thousands of documents. But we think the one you're going to notice is the improvements to logging. Read on for more detail.
Converting PDF to PDF/A has always been possible with our API, but we largely left our customers to choose their own approach. Release 2.26 changes that - we now have a very powerful new API for conversion.
Our latest PDF Library release includes a lot of new functionality. Here's a summary, other articles will follow with details.
A quick summary of some of the new features in the PDF library in the latest release.
A quick summary of some of the new features in the PDF library in the last six months. Again.
A quick summary of some of the new features in the PDF library in the last six months.
Built on our new PDF Library release, the latest Report Generator can easily create valid PDF/UA Documents.
The new release of our PDF Library has completely rewritten support for the Structure Tree, required for PDF/UA. While mainly to support the addition of PDF/UA to the Report Generator, if you're working with Tagged PDF this release has lots for you.
Release 2.23.2 adds a fix for a largely theoretical attack on PDF digital signatures, specifically the way they are verified with our API.
Details on the recent 2.23 release of the PDF Library, and on where we are with Java version support
This one has been a while cooking, because it includes a JPEG2000 decoder and a rewritten Indic layout engine
Changes include a reengineered text layout engine, updated internal Unicode model to version 10.0 and OpenType font parser to 1.8. GlobalSignDSS class added to create signatures that work with GlobalSign's digital signing service.
Some details on our latest PDF Library release
Our latest release contains updates, support for non-standard form fields and the usual minor array of bug fixes.
In our latest update we've added several new features and created fixes for some unsual issues.
Our latest 2.20 release of the PDF Library adds full support for the creation of PDF/UA compliant documents, and hopefully this article will shed a little light on what they are.
Our latest update includes several new features and fixes for some obscure problems.
Our latest release includes several new features, such as supporting PDF/UA standards.
Our latest release includes some basic bug fixes.
At long last, our new website has been released. Same address but new content coming soon.
One of the main new features in release 2.18.2 of our PDF Library was support for "Long Term Validation" of signatures. The purpose of these isn't immediately clear - read on for details.
We detail the major new change in 2.18, the OutputProfiler class
BFO have just released a new update to their PDF Library, the first for a few months. Here we describe a few features that are in the new release in a bit more detail. Integrating Logging messages with the viewer Our logging framework is a thin wrapper around whichever of Log4J or java.util.logging is configured, which means it's essentially a functional interface. Lo...
Our major new release has been several months coming - here's why.
ObjectiveIT develops an insurance tariff comparison solution for their insurance broker clients with the Report Generator.
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 framework in a little more detail.
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
We've recently released version 2.11.25 - here's a quick summary of some of the features.
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
The Report Generator has got a few new tricks in release 1.1.51. Graph Library integration, Flash, PDF sets and Xinclude - read on for a summary and some examples.
The recent PDF Library 2.11.15 has a few highlights, including better support for digital signing from hardware, generation of "Aztec Code" barcodes, basic support for Flash file embedding in PDF, and a large number of bug fixes and improvements. This release offers improvements in memory and speed across the board, with tweaks to the low level data-structures that underly all PDFs. The Jar has shrunk by 10% as well, and our packed PDF Viewer Applet now scrapes in at just under 800KB.
A computer scientist from Bath University is creating an Intelligent Digital-Emotion Analyser Library (iDEA) with functionality from the BFO Graph Library
Version 2.11.12 of the PDF Library and PDF Viewer fixes a small memory leak in the Viewer which could occur during text selection. Some new methods for working with the Adobe Highlight File Format have been included, along with a large number of minor bugfixes and improvements since the previous release in June.
BFO have released a new version of their Java PDF Library. Version 2.11.2 fixes an issue with IBM versions of Java that was introduced in the previous release - a change of obfuscator clashed with a bug in some releases of the JRE supplied with Websphere. There are fixes for Customers reading and writing PDFs to the same File, a memory leak in the Viewer has been fixed, and a number of bugs have...
BFO have simultaneously released new versions of their Java PDF Library and Java Report Generator tools.
BFO are pleased to announce the 2.10.4 release of their PDF library. Several months in the making, it contains a large number of changes, mostly under the hood. For the end user, the primary new features will be the new single column display in the Viewer; improvements to allow the library to work with XFA-only PDFs and the addition of the new USPS "IntelligentMail" BarCode. There was also a larg...
BFO have released a major update to their PDF Library. The 2.10.3 release has a number of significant improvements across the board: for the first time the PDF library can now write Linearized, or "web-optimized" PDF's, which are optimized for faster display in a web browser. Text extraction has been rewritten and is now significantly faster and more accurate. A bug causing higher than necessary ...
Hello and welcome to the latest section of BFO's website, the "BFO Blog". We'll be using this section to disseminate useful bits of information that we think our customers might want to hear, but that don't really fit anywhere else.