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iText in Action: Creating and Manipulating PDF by Bruno Lowagie

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Chapter 18. Under the hood

This chapter covers

  • Under the hood of PDF: the syntax

  • Under the hood of iText: design decisions

  • How to access and change PDF syntax using iText

Writing a book on iText is like writing a never-ending story. Every new iText release brings new functionality. Every time Adobe publishes a new PDF specification, there’s room for new features. By the time this book is published, I’ll probably have to write more chapters describing new classes and new methods. That’s a good sign; it proves the library is very much alive.

This book has given you a comprehensive overview of the functionality that is present in iText 1.4. The Foobar examples demonstrate pseudo real-life applications, illustrating the classes and methods dealt with in ...

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