Thomas Merz’s Take on PDF and Acrobat

by Dan Shea, Planet PDF Associate Editor

PDFlib GmbH founder and head Thomas Merz is a long time expert in the areas of PostScript, cryptography and of course PDF. His thorough knowledge of PDF internals ultimately allowed him to create PDFlib — a programming library which allows developers to manipulate PDF files and build this functionality into their applications or server environments. Before starting PDFlib GmbH in 2000, Merz worked with various aspects of the computer and publishing industry, including stints as a software developer, book author, desktop publisher, technical translator, University lecturer, software trainer and IT consultant.

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