Archive for the ‘PDF Library’ Category

Support for XMP Metadata, improved text extraction and other improvements in Docotic.Pdf 3.3

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I am pleased to announce that we’ve released new version of Docotic.Pdf library.

The version 3.3 brings support for XMP Metadata, improved text extraction and other improvements and bug fixes.

Starting from this version Docotic.Pdf can be used to read and modify documents metadata. You can edit any XMP schema and add new schemas. The library provides convenient way to access properties of well-known XMP schemas like Dublin Core or XMP Basic. There is also support for setting custom metadata values. Please take a look at PdfDocument.Metadata property and XmpMetadata class. Set custom metadata and Set XMP metadata samples can also might be useful to get an idea how to use the new feature.

The new version of the library fixes some bugs related to text extraction and brings new properties and methods that should give you even more control over the text extraction process. Please have a look at PdfTextData.Size and PdfTextData.Bounds properties and PdfDocument.GetText and PdfPage.GetText methods.

With help of the latest version of Docotic.Pdf you can easily reorder pages in PDF documents. We added new PdfDocument.MovePage, PdfDocument.MovePages and PdfDocument.SwapPages methods that can be used to change order of pages within document. We think that you might find them useful.

We also fixed some bugs related to opening of existing PDF documents, linearization and processing of TIFF images.

Read about all new features and improvements in Docotic.Pdf 3.3 in Version History document.

As always, we encourage you to download and try the new version.

Please write us about your findings with Docotic.Pdf using e-mail or via the support form. Don’t hesitate to write us your questions or ask for help.

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Improved accuracy and new text extraction mode in Docotic.Pdf 3.1

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We released new version of Docotic.Pdf library.

The version 3.1 brings improved accuracy of all calculations, new text extraction mode and support for shared scrips. And, as always, the new version contains fixes for some bugs in the library.

Read about other new features and improvements in Docotic.Pdf 3.1 in Version History document.

As always, we encourage you to download and try the new version.

Please write us about your findings with Docotic.Pdf using e-mail or via the support form. Don’t hesitate to write us your questions or ask for help.

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Linearize PDF files, protect PDFs with AES encryption, optimize images in PDFs

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I am pleased to announce that we’ve just released new major version of Docotic.Pdf library.

The Docotic.Pdf 3.0 adds support for advanced password protection. Now you can not only open but also create PDF files encrypted with AES 128 bit algorithm. And we’ve also added IsPasswordProtected method that is useful if you need to know is a PDF requires a password in order to be opened.

Another major new feature is the ability to linearize PDF files and check if a file is linearized. As you know, linearization (also called Fast Web View optimization) helps to produce PDF files optimized for viewing in browser. We are sure you’ll find this new feature useful.

Starting with Docotic.Pdf 3.0 you can optimize images before adding them to PDFs and even change images in existing PDF files. Please take a look at RecompressWith* family of methods in PdfImage class and new Add single image frame to PDF document sample.

The new version of the library introduces support for Save Options. Using this feature you can fine-tune how PDF documents will be saved by the library. You can reduce size of PDF files or on the contrary save files in a human readable form (it may be useful for debugging purposes).

There are other improvements and bug fixes of course. As always, we encourage you to download and try the new version.

Please write us about your findings with Docotic.Pdf using e-mail or via the support form. Don’t hesitate to write us your questions or ask for help.

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Extract images from PDF with Docotic.Pdf 2.3

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We’ve just released new version of Docotic.Pdf library.

The version 2.3 adds support for image extraction. Now the library can be used to extract embedded images from PDF documents. Images are extracted without any modifications or recompressions so you’ll get the same data as used in a document.

Another new feature is ability to extract or copy pages from existing documents. With this feature it’s possible to split a PDF in pages or make a copy of a PDF with only those pages that are needed.

Read about other new features and improvements in Docotic.Pdf 2.3 in Version History document.

As always, we encourage you to download and try the new version.

Please write us about your findings with Docotic.Pdf using e-mail or via the support form. Don’t hesitate to write us your questions or ask for help.

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Free PDF Library

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We in Bit Miracle understand that developers do work on free projects. Whether it an application for a charitable organization, a student’s thesis or just free side project it may benefit from a good PDF library sometimes. But what would you do if there is no budget for a paid solution?

You may find some free PDF libraries out there but they may be of low quality. Or you may find some free open-source PDF solution and begin thinking about how to use GPL / LGPL / AGPL licensed code in your closed source application.

We want to ease your work and so I am glad to announce that Docotic.Pdf Library is free for non-commercial use starting from version 2.2. We believe that it may be useful for developers searching for a good PDF library that provides high quality features and does not require you to make source code of your application open for everyone.

Read more about our free PDF library offering and write us.

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Better PDF form handling with Docotic.Pdf 2.2

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We are happy to announce the release of a new version of Docotic.Pdf Library.

The version 2.2 adds support for Forms Data Format files (FDF files). Now you can use Docotic.Pdf Library to import a form data from an FDF file or export data from your form into an FDF file for farther processing. Also, the PDF library now creates better looking PDF forms because we fixed some bugs in code related to form creation.

Another improvement we are proud of is speed. We made some optimizations and now the library performs up to 40 percent faster.

Read about other improvements in Docotic.Pdf 2.2 in Version History document.

As always, we encourage you to download and try the new version.

Please write us about your findings with Docotic.Pdf using e-mail or via the support form. Don’t hesitate to write us your questions or ask for help.

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Improved PDF library is here. Docotic.Pdf Library version 2.1 released

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We’ve just released new version of Docotic.Pdf Library.

The version 2.1 contains improvements for parsing of existing PDF files. Also, the PDF library now works better with link annotations and actions.

Among other improvements are:

  • New samples
  • New methods in API
  • Some bug fixes

You can read Version History document at following location:

https://bitmiracle.com/pdf-library/help/version-history.html

As always, we encourage you to download and try the new version.

Please write us about your findings with Docotic.Pdf using e-mail or via the support form. Don’t hesitate to write us your questions or ask for help.

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Docotic.Pdf Library version 2.0 released

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After months of work we’ve released second major version of Docotic.Pdf Library.

The new version contains many small and big improvements. Some of them are:

  • Improved parsing of existing documents
  • Speed optimizations
  • Decreased and optimized memory consumption
  • Improved handling of forms
  • Bug fixes

As always, we encourage you to download and try the new version.

Please write us about your findings with Docotic.Pdf using e-mail or via the support form. We love to receive feedback from our users.

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Why Docotic.Pdf is better than X

There are plenty of libraries for PDF processing. They all have some advantages and disadvantages. Some of them can open PDF documents very fast, some libraries can create well-looking documents, and some are quite low-level and allow you to create form fields rotated to 45 degrees. In this article I show you why Docotic.Pdf is an excellent alternative to other similar components.

Very easy to use

Each good library must encapsulate all complexity and provide handy API for client. PDF Reference itself has more than 1300 pages and it’s often quite hard to understand all the details. Our target was to give our clients extremely clean API, but to keep all power of PDF at the same time. Look at some examples, isn’t they are really simple?

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Docotic.Pdf, a .NET library for PDF documents processing, is released

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We have just released Docotic.Pdf library. It’s a library for PDF documents processing targeted at .NET developers. You, as a developer, can fulfil many PDF-related tasks with Docotic.Pdf. You can use the library to:

  • Create PDF documents with ease
  • Read, merge and modify existing PDF documents
  • Show text in PDF documents using different languages
  • Extract text in different languages
  • Insert images to PDF documents
  • Use protection and security features in PDF documents
  • Add interactivity to PDF documents
  • and much more

It’s our first commercial product and we’ve put a lot of work into it. PDF is our area of expertise, so we are pretty sure that you’ll find Docotic.Pdf API to be useful and neat, but we encourage you to try and see for yourself. You can download and try Docotic.Pdf from this page:

https://bitmiracle.com/pdf-library/

And don’t forget to write us about your experience with the library using e-mail or via the support form at https://bitmiracle.com/support.aspx. We love to hear from our users.

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