Items 1 - 10 Creating a PDF document in five steps with iText 8 On the cover of iText in Action, Second Edition is “A woman from Kastela,” a small town. Contribute to zxh/iText development by creating an account on GitHub. Deep coverage of both iText and PDF - indispensable. Kevin Day, Trumpet, Inc. iText in Action, Second Edition is an entirely revised new version of the popular.

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Say you need a tool to add dynamic or interactive features to a PDF file and you Written by the master himself, iText in Action now offers an introduction and a. iText in Action: Creating and Manipulating PDF. 3 reviews. by Bruno Lowagie. Publisher: Manning Publications. Release Date: December If you are creating or editing PDF files from Java, the chances are that you have come across IText. This library has become something of a.

IText is a very powerful tool and although easy to use, you can get a lot more out of it with the excellent IText in Action book, written by Bruno Lowagie — the original creator and one of the main developers of IText. I have a very well-thumbed and slightly tatty but much loved copy by my desk.

The first version was originally published in and Itext has continued in active development since then. So you will be pleased to hear that there is a new version in preparation. I have been lucky enough to see the drafts of the first 6 chapters and they are a comprehensive rewrite, bringing all the information uptodate and adding documentation on new features.

Bruno has a lot to squeeze into the new book so I found version 2 to be more fast-paced and more focussed on specific IText tasks. I found the examples more aimed at the sort of web development lots of users are likely to be involved in.

So the book serves very much as both a user guide you can read completely and a set of task specific tutorials to dip into when you need something.

Since version 5. So if you prefer, creating a PDF is now a four-step process - just add a using statement and you can forget all those Close calls.

When I started this, the examples actually ran on this web server, but no longer. However they will run as a web project on your local machine using Visual Studio. The source code also now includes a simple command line executable to build the result files for people who don't do web development.

Some notes: Skipped most of Chapter Hopefully I'll get around to adding more examples someday. I always enjoy reading the "why and when" of free software projects, so that is for me a particular highlight of section one.

The "Hello World" examples are an excellent intro for people that are new to iText, but are also good review material for developers that are already familiar with iText. This section covers the building blocks that provide the core of iText, starting from the low-level text elements, then continuing on with images, and putting it together with the extensive table construction facilities.

All of this is covered both with a discussion of the design of the API, and fully worked examples to illustrate the implementation and usage. Anyone that is diligent about working through the examples is going to come out of this section with a good understanding of the core facilities of iText.

This section covers fonts and graphics in all their glory and complexity. There is no doubt that fonts are a source of confusion not just in iText , and the author devotes a lot of space to guiding the reader through the choices and their consequences with respect to iText.

After the fonts, the author covers the extensive graphics primitives that are available to use, as well as the supremely useful PdfGraphics2D class that provides a really convenient bridge between Java code and PDF because the Graphics2D API is defined by Java2D, part of the core Java runtime.

By the end of this section, the reader will have a good appreciation of the different styles or approaches to using the iText API, as well as the technical knowledge to generate almost any kind of PDF output.Color classes A.


Imagine a publisher who wants to "stamp" his ebooks on the fly with the name of the downloader to discourage sharing. Signing a PDF file Creating a page.

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