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Controlling the precision of numeric values in PDF files

Debenu Quick PDF Library includes a function called SetPrecision which allows you to control the precision of numeric values in PDF files. In a PDF all numeric values are stored as strings. So using a smaller precision would mean a number takes up less characters in the file. If a PDF has a lot of […]

Setup Android Studio and Debenu Quick PDF Library

This tutorial demonstrates how to use Debenu Quick PDF Library to create an Android app using Android Studio. If you haven’t already downloaded the Android trial then you can do that from the trial here. Setup Android Studio project with Debenu Quick PDF Library Open Android Studio. If Quick Start window is displayed then click […]

Create an emulator for testing in Android Studio

This article is intended for users of Debenu Quick PDF Library for Android. The Android Virtual Device (AVD) is an emulator configuration that lets you model an actual device by defining hardware and software options to be emulated by the Android Emulator. It comes as an optional download when you install Android Studio. Please note: […]

Acrobat DC for Mac compatibility

Aerialist plug-ins are not currently supported in Acrobat DC on the Mac operating system. However, Acrobat DC for the Windows operating system is supported. Adobe switched Adobe Acrobat DC on Mac from a 32-bit to 64-bit application as required by Apple for newer versions of Mac OS X however updating the architecture of the plug-in from […]

Automatic Generation of Table of Contents from PDF Bookmarks

Using Debenu PDF Aerialist it is simple to create a Table of Contents or TOC from existing bookmarks in your PDF document. The steps are as follows: Open your PDF in Adobe Acrobat (make sure you have Debenu PDF Aerialist installed first) Go to Plug-Ins > Debenu PDF Aerialist > Table of Contents The Build […]

Automatically generate bookmarks in PDF files using text masks

Debenu PDF Aerialist provides a range of options for automatically generating bookmarks in PDF files based on font name, font size, font color, left indentation, text masks and keyword lists. These options are present to give you a range of options to generate bookmarks based on text in your documents because not all PDF files […]

Using Text Masking in Debenu PDF Aerialist

Text masks are supported when generating bookmarks or tables of content in Debenu PDF Aerialist. The text masking property has a number of special characters allowing you to selectively create bookmarks. They are described in detail below with simple examples provided. Note: The user should be aware that the Bookmarks feature processes text by lines […]

Known Issue: Some Greek characters not displayed properly when using Symbol font

Some Greek characters are not shown correctly after creating a PDF from a canvas device context (GetCanvasDC, LoadFromCanvasDC and NewPageFromCanvasDC) when using the Symbol font. If another font such as Arial is used then all of the characters display correctly.

Converting Pixels and Inches to PostScript Points

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. So there is a constant 72 involved in calculations when converting to or from points in PDF. This is the ratio of the “points” measurement units […]

Can I compress my PDF?

A PDF can’t be compressed like an image can be compressed. “PDF” is more of a container for various elements. So inside a PDF various things such as image data, font data, content data and so on can be compressed, but these have to be compressed separately. If you want to reduce the file size […]