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I'm revising the final manuscript of "iText in Action - 2nd Edition". Normally, the final review by external reviewers should start next week. The examples that come with the book contain new functionality, so it was time to make a new release: iText 5.0.2.
Chapter 15 of the book has several examples about parsing PDF. That means we've more or less finalized the API for text extracting. I've also written some experimental code to convert a Tagged PDF document into an XML file, to extract images from a PDF, and to find the text boundaries in an existing PDF.
Apart from that, iText 5.0.2 brings support for the popular two-dimensional barcodes QRCode, a new method to reset the number of columns in a PdfPTable, a new class to create visibility expressions for ptional content, and so on.
Finally, there are always minor bug fixes, such as (yet another) rowspan fix for PdfPTable.
You can read more about this release here: http://itextpdf.com/history.php?branch=history.50&node=502
You can download the new release from SourceForge: https://sourceforge.net/projects/itext/files/
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