iText launches IText Dito

Software to reduce complexities on data-driven pdf templates


The iText Group NV, globally recognized as a thought-leader and innovator in pdf libraries and solutions, announced the launch of iText Dito, the newest addition to the company’s award-winning software offerings. 

iText Dito is a template engine built on iText’s proven technology: iText 7 Core and its add-ons pdfHTML and pdfCalligraph. It has been developed in order to reduce the time-consuming complexities that many developers face while creating and maintaining data-driven pdf templates.

iText’s latest innovation consists of a user-friendly, browser-based application and a Java back-end. It enables seamless integration of HTML5, CSS, pdf 2.0 and global language/ligature support into document workflows. iText DITO allows users to design, configure and connect data from HTML input forms and pdf output templates, in any company house style, to the appropriate back-end data and logic, ensuring correct business results. Modifications can be made to templates, without changing a single line of code.

iText is a highly-valued leader of innovative pdf software. Our mission is to develop high-quality technology that enables our users – many of who are Fortune 500 companies – to address the fast-changing aspects of digital business,” says Tony Van den Zegel, general manager at iText Software Belgium. “The release of iText Dito marks a milestone in the industry, as it represents the next generation of data-driven pdf solutions.”

I am excited that we can finally show our latest innovation to the developers’ community. They will be pleased that iText Dito can reduce their development time of pdf templates by 70%, clearly a substantial time-saving solution for them and their company,” says Raf Hens, head of Technology at iText Group NV.

The applications of iText DITO are credit card statements, airline boarding passes, utility bills, application forms, medical records, invoices and many more.

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