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iText in Action: Creating and Manipulating PDF by Bruno Lowagie

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Chapter 13. Browsing a PDF document

This chapter covers

  • Setting viewer preferences

  • Adding Bookmarks

  • Introducing a first series of actions

If you’ve compiled and executed the small code samples that illustrated the past 12 chapters, you should have created more than 200 PDF files by now. Most of these examples involved step 4 in the creation process of a PDF document using iText: adding the content to a PDF document.

Now it’s time to discuss another kind of content: the structural and/or interactive elements of a document. People reading an electronic soft copy of a document not only expect it to have the same characteristics as the paper hard copy; they also value interactive functionality. Studies and surveys indicate that readers find a table of ...

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