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Convert absolute links to relative links in PDF files

In this article we explain how to convert absolute links to relative links using the Find/Replace Destinations feature in Debenu PDF Aerialist. Absolute and relative links are used in PDF files when linking to external files. Go to “Acrobat > Plug-Ins > Debenu PDF Aerialist > Links > Find/Replace Destinations” In the “Search for:” field […]

Registration-free COM for ActiveX DLL and ActiveX Control

Registration-free COM allows you to use an ActiveX DLL or ActiveX Control in your application without having to register the ActiveX on the end-users machine using regsvr32. It does this by creating a manifest file which if distributed with the executable means that no registration is required. This is only supported in versions of Windows XP and […]

Trial License Keys and Previous Trial Versions

Under normal circumstances, a user can download and install a 30-day trial version of any Debenu product for each machine. Once that time has elapsed, the evaluation license will expire, and the software will be cease to function until it is activated by entering a full license key. If a new major update to the […]

Running a Mail Merge with Debenu PDF Aerialist

Performing a simple mailout is relatively simple if you can send exactly the same content to each recipient. This task is significantly complicated when you need to include personalized information in each document. With Debenu PDF Aerialist, however, you can merge information from a CSV or text-based data file with a PDF form to produce […]

ASP.NET Website Projects and Debenu Quick PDF Library

Debenu Quick PDF Library can be used in ASP.NET Website projects to add rich PDF features to websites. It works in much the same way as it does for regular desktop or server applications. Please note: there is a difference between a ASP.NET Website project and a ASP.NET Web Application project. This article deals with ASP.NET Website […]

Can I insert an image into a PDF form field?

No, Debenu Quick PDF Library and Debenu PDF Tools do not support inserting images into PDF form fields.

How to map PDF coordinates to Delphi graphics canvas coordinates

Pages in a PDF use points (1/72 of an inch) as the default measurement units with the origin or the coordinate system at the bottom left corner of the page. The measurement units can be changed using the SetMeasurementUnits function to inches or millimetres. The origin can be set to the top-left corner of the page (or […]

Automatically create links in a PDF using keyword patterns

A powerful new feature in version 12 of Debenu PDF Aerialist is the ability to use regular expressions with the Create Keyword Links feature to automatically create web links based on matching keyword patterns. So for example, imagine that you are a machine parts manufacturer and you have a catalog (in PDF format of course) with diagrams […]

Export and import links from a PDF

Depending on your workflow, you might need to apply the same set of links to many PDF files. For those who need to add links to forms, letterhead or the like, the ability to export and import links between PDFs can be a crucial time-saver. That way, the links only need to be manually created […]

Export and import bookmarks from a PDF

Depending on your workflow, you might need to apply the same set of bookmarks to multiple PDF files. This can be important, for example, when regular reports follow the same format (including pagination). In such situations, having the ability to export and import bookmarks between PDFs can be a crucial time-saver. That way, the bookmarks […]