iText 1.00 - 1.4.8 (June 2003 - December 19th, 2006)

In three years time iText had been gaining more and more popularity. Unfortunately, due to an altered situation at work, Bruno wasn't able to spend time on iText from May 2003 till November 2004. In 2004 however, Bruno took some time off from his day job and he started writing a free online tutorial; as a result, Manning Publications offered him a Book contract in 2005. After 3 months of preparation, 6 months of writing and 9 months making the manuscript ready for publication, the first copies of the book left the presses in December 2006.