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PDF Clown 0.1.2 Beta released

PDF Clown is a Java 6 and C#/.NET 4.0 library for comprehensive, fully object-oriented manipulation of PDF files.

NOTES:
This release [1] enhances several base structures, providing fully automated object change tracking and object cloning (allowing, for example, to copy page annotations and Acroform fields). It adds support to video embedding, article threads, page labels and several other functionalities.... read more

Posted by Stefano Chizzolini 2013-02-10

PDF Clown on Twitter

Today @PDFClown has started tweeting!

Follow us at https://twitter.com/PDFClown to receive fresh news about its development.

Posted by Stefano Chizzolini 2012-12-17

PDF Clown 0.1.1 Beta released

PDF Clown is a Java 6 and C#/.NET 3.5 library for comprehensive, fully object-oriented manipulation of PDF files.

This release [1] adds support to optional/layered contents, text highlighting, metadata streams (XMP), Type1/CFF font files, along with primitive object model and AcroForm fields filling enhancements. Lots of minor improvements have been applied too.

Last but not least: ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll dependency has been removed from .NET implementation.... read more

Posted by Stefano Chizzolini 2011-11-14

PDF Clown 0.1.0 Alpha released

PDF Clown is a Java 6 and C#/.NET 3.5 library for simple yet rigorous manipulation of PDF files.

This release introduces support to cross-reference-stream-based PDF files (as defined since PDF 1.5 spec) along with page rendering and printing [1]: a specialized tool provides a convenient way to convert PDF pages into images (aka rasterization). Lots of minor improvements have been applied too.... read more

Posted by Stefano Chizzolini 2011-03-04

PDF Clown 0.0.8.3 Patch released

This patch solves some issues affecting version 0.0.8.2:
- Line height (see [1]).

This release may be downloaded from:
https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3104719&group_id=176158&atid=876125

[1] https://sourceforge.net/projects/clown/forums/forum/607163/topic/3928380

Posted by Stefano Chizzolini 2010-11-07

PDF Clown 0.0.8.2 Patch released

This patch solves some issues affecting version 0.0.8.1:
- Unknown type: Comment (see [1]).

This release may be downloaded from:
https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3075555&group_id=176158&atid=876125

[1] https://sourceforge.net/projects/clown/forums/forum/607163/topic/3863926

Posted by Stefano Chizzolini 2010-09-25

PDF Clown 0.0.8.1 Patch released

This patch solves some issues affecting version 0.0.8:
- GoToExternalDestination missing (see [1]);
- NullReferenceException on AcroForm radio button parsing (see [2]).

This release may be downloaded from:
https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3059480&group_id=176158&atid=876125

[1] http://sourceforge.net/projects/clown/forums/forum/607163/topic/3836075
[2] http://sourceforge.net/projects/clown/forums/forum/607163/topic/3434621

Posted by Stefano Chizzolini 2010-09-05

PDF Clown 0.0.8 Alpha released

PDF Clown is a Java 6 and C#/.NET 3.5 library for simple yet rigorous manipulation of PDF files.

This release is focused on text extraction [1] support: a specialized tool provides, along with plain-text extraction, advanced functionalities such as full graphic state of extracted text (font, font size, text color, text rendering mode, text position...), text filtering by area, text grouping and sorting. Lots of minor improvements have been applied too.... read more

Posted by Stefano Chizzolini 2010-08-22

PDF Clown's blog is online!

I hope you'll appreciate the new PDF Clown's blog: it's meant to be a friendly place to meet PDF Clown's users, informing them about its development, suggesting tips & tricks and receiving their comments. Enjoy!

PDF Clown's blog: http://pdfclown.wordpress.com/

Posted by Stefano Chizzolini 2010-01-02

PDF Clown 0.0.7 Alpha released

PDF Clown is a Java 1.5/C# 2.0 library for the simple yet rigorous manipulation of PDF files.

This release expands the support to interactive features: actions (e.g. go-to actions,
javascripts, transitions...) annotations (e.g. file attachments, links, notes, widgets...),
acroforms, page-level navigation (transitions), improved document-level navigation (destinations),
file specifications...
Path drawing model has been implemented, along with enhanced content scanning.... read more

Posted by Stefano Chizzolini 2009-01-02

PDF Clown 0.0.6 Alpha released

PDF Clown is a Java 1.5/C# 2.0 library for the simple yet rigorous manipulation of PDF files.

This release is focused upon Unicode support, at both content-stream level (i.e. page text)
and document level (i.e. metadata text). Other relevant enhancements involve content composition (enriched by the
introduction of barcode support, paragraph-level horizontal alignment, etc.) and page management
(facilitated by the introduction of a specialized tool).... read more

Posted by Stefano Chizzolini 2008-04-28

PDF Clown 0.0.5 Alpha released

PDF Clown is a Java 1.5/C# 2.0 library for the simple yet rigorous manipulation of PDF files.

This release is focused upon consolidating and simplifying the functionalities introduced
in the previous release. Particularly, content reuse and composition have been further
improved -- for example: page conversion into reusable forms, automation of boiler-plate
activities such as resources management, a new ready-to-use tool for easy content stamping
and watermarking...... read more

Posted by Stefano Chizzolini 2007-12-13

PDF Clown 0.0.4 Alpha released

PDF Clown is a Java 1.5/C# 2.0 library for the simple yet rigorous manipulation of PDF files.

This release introduces the 2nd (and final) level of the content stream model
(graphics object level [PDF:1.6:4.1], i.e. operations aggregation
within corresponding compound objects like text, path, shading etc.),
which allows fully object-oriented access to the graphics contents on pages.

PDF Jester (Java(TM) version) ships with new CLI-, GUI- and servlet-based samples.
PDF Clown for .NET ships with new CLI-based samples.... read more

Posted by Stefano Chizzolini 2007-09-15

PDF Clown 0.0.3 PreAlpha released

PDF Clown is a Java 1.5/C# 2.0 library for the simple yet rigorous manipulation of PDF files.

This release introduces comprehensive font management (OpenType/TrueType and Standard Type 1
font collection) and positional typesetting facilities.

This release may be downloaded from:
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=176158&package_id=202512&release_id=506200

Posted by Stefano Chizzolini 2007-05-16

PDF Clown 0.0.2 PreAlpha released

PDF Clown is a Java 1.5/C# 2.0 library for the simple yet rigorous manipulation of PDF files.

This release features the new content stream parsing and editing, along with transparent filtering (encoding/decoding) of stream objects, single and multiple page removal and insertion, the usual pervasive improvement of the overall codebase and some minor bugfixes.

This release may be downloaded from:
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=176158&package_id=202512&release_id=472445

Posted by Stefano Chizzolini 2006-12-19

PDF Clown 0.0.1 PreAlpha released

PDF Clown is a Java 1.5/C# 2.0 library for the manipulation of PDF files.

This release features the new Java 1.5 implementation of PDF Clown (codename: PDF Jester), byte streaming (buffers and streams), enhanced parsing, enhanced primitive objects, enhanced content streaming, minor enhancements spread all around the codebase, new useful samples (document merge, document split, document watermarking...), better API reference and metadocumentation.... read more

Posted by Stefano Chizzolini 2006-11-22

PDF Clown 0.0.0 Pre-Alpha released

PDF Clown is a C# 2.0 library for the manipulation of PDF files, primarily targeted towards GNU/Linux. This premiere release is intended to demonstrate its basic functionalities in order to receive early comments and suggestions from fellow developers.

This release may be downloaded from: https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=176158

Posted by Stefano Chizzolini 2006-09-18