Text Layout: Latest Experiment with Text Extraction

Text Layout: Latest Experiment with Text Extraction

In my last experiment with text extraction, I implemented text extraction via callback. Never mind that for this experiment. But also: don’t try this at home, kids; I am a trained professional. I was recently asked if we could extract the text from an example document in a way that more closely matched the original layout of the document. In general, this is not a great idea. PDF allows you a two-dimensional canvas on which to place text glyphs at…

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Re-Subsetting Embedded Font Subsets

Re-Subsetting Embedded Font Subsets

By Joseph Argento and Eric Shore PDF authors often wish for their content to be viewed consistently by their readers, no matter who views their documents or where their documents are viewed. For textual content, font selection and handling plays a particularly important role in achieving consistent results across PDF viewers, platforms, and geographic locations. One of the safest techniques to ensure font consistency is to directly embed fonts in PDF documents, rather than rely on locally installed fonts to…

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Digital Publication Engagement Advice: It’s Not Your Readers, It’s Your Content

Digital Publication Engagement Advice: It’s Not Your Readers, It’s Your Content

When reading takes time and attention spans are short, how does digital publishing capture attention? What makes readers come back for more? How do training documents reach the most learners and deliver the most consistent results? Believe it or not, in a digital space, both repeat visits and outcome consistency are dependent on variety. If this seems contradictory, walk with me a moment. First, stop thinking about variety as an entertainment periodical or simply a Jeopardy-style “potpourri category”. Instead, think…

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Modifying READynamic™ Roles to Fit Your Needs

Modifying READynamic™ Roles to Fit Your Needs

READynamic is a software solution that can scale, bend, and transform to every aspect of your business needs. We recently enhanced READynamic to allow the dynamic creation and alteration of new and existing roles – as your user’s needs change, you now have the ability to change what those users do within the software. Prior to the roles enhancement added to READynamic, roles were statically defined. They weren’t adjustable without source code changes, which made it rather frustrating if you…

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