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 […]

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 […]

How to change link properties in PDF files

Adjusting the properties of links, such as appearance and destination zoom individually can be time-consuming and prone to error. In some circumstances, such as when preparing documents for eCTD submission, setting the correct link properties can be extremely important. Debenu PDF Aerialist can be used to set the properties of all links in a document […]

How to use rendering and printing add-on with Debenu Quick PDF Library

Debenu Quick PDF Library has a new rendering and printing add-on which provides much improved support for transparency, shading patterns and tiling patterns when rendering and printing PDF files. This new rendering engine is part of Debenu Quick PDF Library. It is a separate DLL which will need to be copied, loaded and then called from within your […]

Reducing PDF File Size with Acrobat and Debenu PDF Aerialist

PDF can support the inclusion of any number of elements, including images, text, multimedia and various interactive objects such as forms. These all contribute to file size, however. Sometimes, it can be important to produce smaller files for easier emailing, uploading or downloading. Between them, Acrobat and Debenu PDF Aerialist offer a wide range of […]

Compare documents with Debenu PDF Aerialist and Acrobat

Debenu PDF Aerialist has been built to work in concert with Acrobat. As such, it is designed to work with the existing functionality of Acrobat, and avoids unnecessary feature duplication. One often-requested feature is the ability to scan through and compare documents. This is a great time-saver when trying to develop a version control workflow, […]

Generate Table of Contents (TOC) from folder structure

For faster downloading or online viewing, it can be helpful to split larger documents into smaller files — or alternatively, to avoid merging smaller documents in the first place. Regardless, keeping this content separate need not reduce the ease with which your content can be navigated. One option is to generate bookmarks based on the […]