Converting flat text to PDF with the PDF Library

Converting flat text to PDF with the PDF Library

Back to basics time! I recently helped put together a project to convert legacy data to PDF and thought that this would be a great opportunity to review the Adobe PDF Library’s text creation features. Legacy data can remain long after the system and software that generated the data have been retired to the dustbin of history. In this project, the legacy data was stored as flat text files mixed with PCL printer codes that were used to generate print reports…

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Numilog eBook Event Cautions Use of LCP

Numilog eBook Event Cautions Use of LCP

Last week, I was privileged to attend an event in Paris sponsored by Numilog, a book content provider located in France. The event was attended by French book sellers, libraries and others considering the fate of how eBook content was to be protected going forward. There is a growing desire by French publishers to use LCP protection, which is based off of a password key for a book. For example, you buy an eBook, you put a password on it,…

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Creating Windows Executables from Java Applications

Creating Windows Executables from Java Applications

As a Product Manager, I am a huge fan of using the right tools for the right job – and sometimes this conflicts with beliefs I had (and maybe still have) as a developer. One of the beliefs that I have seen out there in developer communities is “if it isn’t in my programming language of choice, I am not going to use it.” In an ideal world, I would fully support this idea. However, we don’t live in an ideal…

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Support FAQs: Questions We Ask the Customers

Support FAQs: Questions We Ask the Customers

Let’s face it – Google doesn’t always give us the answers we need. Sometimes you have to contact Support at Datalogics. Having provided technical support for most of my professional life, in one form or another, I thought I would use this blog entry to share a few tips on how to shorten the time it takes for me to identify and resolve problems. The sooner I can identify the problem, the sooner I can find a solution (or, if…

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