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2022

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How Can I Tell What’s Inside a PDF? Raster, Vector, Text?

Learn about the content types you find in PDFs and discover tricks & toolsfor figuring out what’s inside your PDF – raster, vector, or text?

Nov 24 2022

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PDFTron Broadens Leading Document Technology Platform by Acquiring E-signature Innovator eversign

PDFTron acquires European e-sig innovator eversign. Advances PDFTron’s leadership in the end-user market towards a fully versatile, all-in-one document manipulation and signing platform, powered by PDFTron's comprehensive technology suite.

Nov 16 2022

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PDF Rendering and Viewing: What is the Difference?

In this post, learn about the difference between PDF rendering and PDF viewing, and how the PDFTron PDF SDK unpacks your PDFs for display in a viewer application.

Nov 8 2022

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Open Source or Proprietary — What PDF Viewer Engine is Right for My Application?

A comparison of PDF viewer library options and tips on how to decide which PDF rendering and viewing alternative is best for your application. Open source or proprietary?

Oct 31 2022

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How to Validate Digital Signatures in PDF Using JavaScript

A quick tutorial on how to validate a digital signatures in PDF using WebViewer and display validation results without users having to leave their web apps.

Oct 26 2022

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How to Streamline On-platform Redaction and Document Processing for Appian Case Management

In this post, learn how you can add professional document processing and redaction in Appian's case management framework.

Oct 26 2022

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A is for Archival: Your Complete Guide to Leveraging PDF/A for Compliance and Preservation

In this post, get all your PDF/A FAQs answered in one place. Learn about the difference between PDF and PDF/A, how to convert to PDF/A manually or programmatically, how to validate compliant PDF/A, and much more.

Oct 19 2022

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Building a BIM 3D Collaboration Solution for Web Applications

WebViewer BIM introduces a new 3D workflow solution to the Web SDK platform so architecture, engineering, and construction teams can collaborate on information-rich 3D models in any web application.

Sept 29 2022

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Our Biggest Release Yet: Introducing PDFTron’s Fall 2022 Lineup

Check out what’s new and unique in the PDFTron Fall 2022 Release, packed with additions to the WebViewer JavaScript SDK. Includes desktop-caliber PDF editing in the browser, a new signature solution, a new BIM solution, and much more.

Sept 29 2022

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Spot the Difference - New Comparisons for Documents

WebViewer 8.9 introduces two new, powerful view modes for intuitive viewing and comparisons in any web application for PDFs, MS Office files, and images.

Sept 29 2022

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"Signature" Signatures - Custom Signing Made Easy

New workflow improvements in the WebViewer SDK make signing documents even easier.

Sept 29 2022

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Protect Privacy with Video and Audio Track Redaction

Redact videos via JavaScript and PDFTron’s WebViewer Video in any web app

Sept 29 2022

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Approve More Documents in Less Time with Annotation Improvements

Streamline Review and approval with the latest annotation and commenting improvements to WebViewer JavaScript PDF library. Includes in-line commenting, multi-select annotations, and annotation attachments.

Sept 29 2022

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How Elma Khandaker Jump-started Her Career in Product Management

Elma Khandaker, Product Manager at PDFTron, explains what brought her to the company and shares some advice on how she set herself up for success in product management. 

Sept 28 2022

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The Best In-browser PDF Editor Just Got Even Better

Learn how to embed desktop-caliber JavaScript PDF editing in any web application. WebViewer v8.8 adds table of contents outline editing, new personal bookmarks, and a new UX for the in-line PDF text and image editor.

Sept 16 2022

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How to Add PDF Viewing and Editing in Mendix

PDFTron WebViewer now lets you view, annotate, sign, edit and much more with documents in your Mendix app.

Sept 12 2022

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Shirley Gong: From Co-op Student to Head of Mobile Applications

Our next employee spotlight is on Shirley Gong, Head of Mobile Applications at PDFTron. She explains what it's like to work as a developer and how she went from co-op student to full-time leader. 

Aug 10 2022

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How to View XLSX in a Vue Web App

This blog post describes how to open XLSX documents in a Vue web app and much more with PDFTron WebViewer.

Jul 27 2022

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How to View XLSX in an Angular Web App

This article describes how to open XLSX documents in an Angular web app and so much more with PDFTron WebViewer.

Jul 25 2022

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How to View PPTX Documents in a Vue Web App

A description of how to open PPTX documents in a Vue web app and so much more with PDFTron WebViewer.

Jul 20 2022

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How to View PPTX Documents in an Angular Web App

Learn to open PPTX files in an Angular web app and more using PDFTron WebViewer.

Jul 18 2022

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How to View DOCX in an Angular Web App

We explain how to open DOCX in an Angular viewer and so much more with PDFTron WebViewer.

Jul 13 2022

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New OCR Engine and Document Template Generation APIs, ARM64 Support, and More in PDFTron SDK 9.3

PDFTron SDK 9.3 adds a new OCR engine, support for ARM64 processing architecture, and new APIs for Document Template Generation. For Windows, Linux, and MacOS applications.

Jul 13 2022

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How to View XLSX Documents in a React Web App

A description of opening XLSX documents in a React web app with PDFTron WebViewer.

Jul 11 2022

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How to Open DOCX in a Vue Web App

Open DOCX files in a Vue web app and more with PDFTron WebViewer.

Jul 11 2022

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Finding Solutions with Correy Lim, Solution Engineer at PDFTron

We put our next employee spotlight on Correy Lim, Solution Engineer here at PDFTron! He explains what it's like to work as a technical resource for PDFTron’s sales team to ensure new and existing customers are happy with our offerings including world-changing technology.

Jul 11 2022

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PDFTron Extends EU Presence with Acquisition of PDFlib

Acquisition extends PDFTron's EU market presence two months after recent major purchase of PDF solutions leader, Belgium's iText. Adds additional, enterprise-ready features to PDFTron's broad, international platform.

Jul 7 2022

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Introducing Typed Signatures, Free Text Alignment, and More for PDFTron iOS SDK

PDFTron iOS SDK versions 9.2.2. and 9.2.3 adds Typed Signatures, Free Text Alignment, and More!

Jul 6 2022

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A Comprehensive Guide to PDF Annotations with JavaScript

This article discusses what PDF annotations with JavaScript are, and how to add them to your solution.

Jun 29 2022

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How to View PPTX in a React Web App

A summarization of how to open PPTX documents in a React web app with PDFTron WebViewer.

Jun 23 2022

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New Customization APIs for WebViewer UI - Part 1 with WebViewer 8.6

WebViewer 8.6 introduces new customization APIs to give developers an even better experience when tailoring the look and feel of their WebViewer UX.

Jun 15 2022

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How to Add Accurate PDF to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Conversion to Any Application

In this article, we take a glimpse at the full PDF-to-Office workflow, and how to help your users to edit effectively in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with an accurate Office conversion SDK supporting the entire document lifecycle.

Jun 15 2022

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Measurement Count Tool and More with PDFTron 9.2.3 for Android

The release of Android PDF SDK version 9.2.3 delivers a new measurement count tool, annotation snapping, and more. Learn about the new features and improvements in version 9.2.3.

Jun 10 2022

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How to View DOCX in a React Web App

We explain how to open DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX in a React web app and so much more with PDFTron WebViewer.

Jun 7 2022

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A Glance into PDFTron’s Global Sales Team with VP Randall Isaac

Our next employee spotlight is on Randall Isaac, VP of Global Sales at PDFTron. He shares what it's like to work as part of PDFTron’s sales team selling cutting-edge technology in a fast-evolving market.

May 25 2022

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Refining Measurements with WebViewer 8.5

WebViewer 8.5 refines the measurement experience across multiple document types – PDF, CAD, images, and more.

May 18 2022

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How to View, Edit, and Annotate PDFs in Microsoft Teams

This blog shows you how easy it is to add full-fledged PDF document viewer, annotator, and editor to Microsoft Teams as a Teams App using PDFTron's WebViewer sample.

May 10 2022

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Introducing Typed Signature, Free Text Alignments and More with PDFTron 9.2.2 for Android

Today, we’re excited to introduce PDF typed signatures, free text alignment and much more with version 9.2.2 of our PDFTron Android SDK.

May 10 2022

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PDFTron Recognized as One of Canada's Top Small and Medium Employers of 2022

PDFTron has been chosen as one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers of 2022 by Mediacorp Canada Inc., organizers of the annual Canada's Top 100 Employers competition.

May 5 2022

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Introducing the New PDFTron SDK for WinUI

PDFTron is excited to introduce a brand new SDK for WinUI. Now developers can create and deploy next gen desktop applications combining the latest Microsoft UI framework called WinUI 3 and PDFTron's leading document SDK features.

Apr 28 2022

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Our Comparison Tests for PDF Table Detection and Extraction Are Done – and the Results Are Compelling!

This blog explores how PDFTron's new, AI-based table detection and extraction system compared to three other leading commercial systems in accurately detecting tables and table content in PDFs. We cover our tests, methodology, and results.

Apr 27 2022

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Introducing Search and Redact a PDF with WebViewer 8.4

We’re excited to announce the latest version of WebViewer 8.4. This version adds a fully customizable workflow for searching and redacting PDFs, images, or Office documents to your WebViewer experience…

Apr 12 2022

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PDFTron Acquires iText, Adding Significant Scale & Complementary Functionality for Developers

PDFTron Systems Inc., the world’s leading provider of digital content solutions for software developers, has acquired iText Group NV, the leading global open source PDF technology company. Created in 200…

Apr 5 2022

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PDFTron Announces Leadership Transition

PDFTron Systems Inc., the world’s leading provider of digital content solutions for software developers, today announced the appointment of Cassidy Smirnow as Chief Executive Officer and Joel Martins as…

Apr 5 2022

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Revamped Signature Workflow and More with 9.2.1 SDK for Android

With our Android PDF SDK version 9.2.1 release, we’ve revamped the signature flow for an effective and seamless signing experience. Learn more about this and other feature improvements in version 9.2.1.

Mar 23 2022

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How PDFTron Supports the AEC Industries in Streamlining Cloud Collaboration and Digital Reviews

In this guide, we explore how industry leaders in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) leverage the leading PDFTron SDK to provide remote access to content anywhere, streamline collaboration on any platform, and enable efficient digital reviews.

Mar 16 2022

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PDFTron 9.2.0 for UWP Enhances Reading Mode, Adds Page Text Selection and More

PDFTron releases its UWP document SDK v9.2.0 featuring an enhanced reading mode with image reflow and annotation, added page text selection, and more!

Mar 8 2022

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A Glimpse Inside PDFTron’s Web Team with Team Lead Matt Parizeau

"My favorite part about working for PDFTron is that I get to work on a first-in-class product that's constantly evolving and challenges me every day. It also doesn't hurt that PDFTron provides a great work…

Mar 8 2022

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How to Upgrade from Universal WebViewer to Client-Side WebViewer

WebViewer opens PDFs and other file formats directly from the file storage without the need for server-side conversion to any intermediate formats, like XOD format, which only offers viewing. PDF, in…

Feb 17 2022

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Comparing PDF and Word Documents with Semantic Comparison

Your users need a reliable and intuitive tool to compare PDF and Word documents, many of them complex and sizable. Your solution to review and compare a large number of PDF files therefore needs to be easy…

Feb 16 2022

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PDF to Word, Semantic Compare of PDFs, HSM Support and More in PDFTron SDK 9.2

We are excited to share with you a major update to our Core SDK. Now available for download, the PDFTron SDK 9.2 comes with an extensive slate of new functions and enhancements, including cutting-edge PDF…

Feb 16 2022

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New - Border Styles and Line Ending Styles and More with PDFTron 9.2.0 for Android

With the release of Android PDF SDK version 9.2.0, we’ve added several new features to improve user productivity with documents and help developers make their mobile integrations even faster. New v9.2.…

Feb 11 2022

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How to Edit Text in a PDF Using WebViewer JavaScript

Have you ever come across a converted PDF document and noticed a typo or something out of date, like a heading, title, or revision number? How do we correct this? One approach is to find the original DOCX…

Feb 11 2022

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How to Review and Approve Documents Natively in a Salesforce App

Content marketing materials, product catalogs, or any digital content produced generally require a review and approval process to be compliant. Proofing these documents using alternative methods such as…

Feb 7 2022

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Text Editing, Styling, Textbox Resizing in WebViewer 8.3 PDF Editor Release

UPDATE: February 11, 2022 - WebViewer 8.3 is now officially here! And with it, true, leading-accuracy PDF text editing right in the browser. Learn how to enable this new feature today in our Editor…

Jan 28 2022

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How to Capture Feedback on a Live Website via Proxying or Scraping HTML

Previously, adding or capturing feedback on live web content was not always easy to do. Which is why we developed WebViewer HTML. WebViewer HTML lets you load live web pages by simply passing any URL or…

Jan 28 2022

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2021 at PDFTron in Review

From our most significant strategic growth investment yet to three technology acquisitions, plus dozens of new features and functionalities rolled out across all platforms – 2021 was another thrilling year…

Jan 18 2022

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How to Generate DOCX and Save as a PDF

In this step-by-step tutorial, we’ll walk you through how to generate an Office Word or DOCX document programmatically and then either download it or display it in PDFTron’s WebViewer. Everything to…

Jan 10 2022

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2021 Wrap Up – Our Acquisition Partnerships

The document industry is undergoing a fast transformation, and it's clear, we've got a lot of good things to talk about. Our company has seen two significant growth investments in two years, fueling six…

Jan 4 2022

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