READynamic gets new features

READynamic gets new features

This has been a great year for our hometown of Chicago. The Cubs won the World Series, the city survived the after party, and then life went back to normal. As we near the end of this great year, I want to take a moment to provide an update on the progress made in READynamic, our eBook client-server solution that we introduced over the summer. Since our launch, we have been working diligently to enhance aspects of the product in response to customer requests. As a result, an updated version 2.1, is now available. The new…

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Filling and Formatting Rich Text Fields with the Datalogics PDF Java Toolkit

Filling and Formatting Rich Text Fields with the Datalogics PDF Java Toolkit

Sample of the Week: I recently completed a competitive analysis in which I compared the Datalogics PDF Java Toolkit to other Java based PDF developer tools. You can probably guess that we compare favorably… otherwise I wouldn’t be writing this… but there are two areas that our toolkit seriously excels at – processing JavaScript enabled forms and creating Appearances for annotations and fields. It’s the second one that I’ll be discussing today. Not to name any names but most of the…

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Search and Extract Pages Using the Datalogics PDF Java Toolkit

Search and Extract Pages Using the Datalogics PDF Java Toolkit

Sample of the Week: Every so often I’ll see the same kind of question pop up across multiple forums that I monitor. I can tell that they’re not all coming from the same person or company; it’s more like something has just entered the zeitgeist. Such was the case a couple of weeks ago. For some reason, I saw several questions asking how to search a PDF file for a set of terms, highlight them, and then extract the pages that…

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Debugging as a detective story

Debugging as a detective story

It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly, an exception was thrown… Bugs can be a real mystery. A ‘crime’ has been committed: everything was rolling along, just as expected, and then an error pops out. A crash occurs. An exception is thrown. Sometimes you don’t even know when the crime occurred. All you have is output that looks wrong. You have no idea why or how—it’s just there, unexplained. At times like this, I often feel like a private…

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