The Big Faceless PDF Library is a Java class library for creating PDF documents. The Extended Edition offers the ability to create and edit AcroForms, PDF's answer to the HTML form. Like HTML forms, PDF forms can contain text boxes, radio buttons, and can call JavaScript functions. The Extended Edition also includes a PDF reader for importing and editing, along with FDF support, verification for digital signatures and text extraction. Both variations offer full Unicode support, encryption, embedded TrueType and Type1 fonts, barcodes, hyperlinks, and spot and calibrated color.


Documents with Reader Extensions (Usage Rights) will have those rights preserved if possible. Rendering bitmap images in PDFs has been rewritten to support tiling and low-resolution thumbnails. This means documents containing very large images should no longer require an equally large amount of memory to render, and will render much faster at low resolutions. New methods were added to the PDFViewerApplet class to support LiveConnect, allowing the viewer applet to communicate with JavaScript.

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