Caveat: iText may swallow PDF bookmarks. But Jens Stavnstrup tells us in issue FOP that this doesn’t happen if you use iText’s PDFStamper. Here is. I have a requirement to present a PDF on demand in a web application injecting user specific data. I’m looking at both Apache FOP and iText. Dear Author: We have been using Apache FOP to generate FDP files. How does iText compare to FOP? Thanks.

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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Because iText allows you to define the layout in a more accurate way, and because iText is much faster than FOP. Law of Demeter in Java – Principle of least Knowle Convert email to pdf. Supposedly, FO was never intended to stand independently XSL, but I think that was a pretty silly design decision on the part of somebody from a few years back.

March 5, at 1: Many of you would have definitely heard about iTextit’s the standard Java library for creating PDF files, but iText 5. In the book, there’s an example of a map of a city.

It is free and fairly simple to use. Why not use FOP?

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Well, I work for iText as QA Engineer, and we compared performance and feature sets with several competitors, and we should probably put our findings online, including the full source code of fo tests, because it’s actually pretty favourable for us I have the xlsx with the results open right now.


There’s a reference to using the older version, but it’s unclear if the latest outcome in the Oracle vs. No programmer is required in the future to process different documents with different contents. Below is my short fol on when to use which.

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Why tiext take a look at pdfbox? If your project is already using iText then paying this license fee seems to be better option than migrating your PDF processing code to another Java library. How easy is it to write an application with different libraries and how easy is it to maintain the code.

I had a project here at work where I needed to manipulate and even create on the fly pdf’s and after pulling teeth I found pdfbox. I have to generate a simple PDF document from a little java batch Java 7. If you need different formats, or think you are likely to, FOP will make that job easier.

It is a Java application that reads a formatting object FO tree and renders the resulting pages to a specified output. XML reporting and look query. I would like to add some issues to consider in a comparison:.

It is also itextt of the oldest and has huge user added codes and hence has matured over the years. August 11, at The downside of Apache FOP is its limited popularity.

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Would recommend iTextSharp any day. However, it would be ideal if we could separate the styling of the PDF from the code that generates the document. Sieve of Eratosthenes Algorithm to generate Prime Note that we also compared the ease of use. March 21, at 8: Apache FOP is known for slow processing power. I don’t understand why people always want to compare iText with FOP.


It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide. May 25, at 9: It seems to me that iText is a better fit for what we’re doing. However, none of them could solve the problem eventually. April 2, at I have used iReport to design the report with placeholders and Jasper with Java to fill in dynamic content into the report.

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However, in the side, iText provides better support for PDF post-process such as adding watermarks. To embed the pdf report in browser I used a itest. How HashMap works in Java? Simple PDF generation via Java batch: Unknown on Call SQL procedure and functio…. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

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No, iText is a developer’s library, not an end user tool. With class ColumnText you have a means to write code that decides when a new page should be triggered. I’m going to forward this question to our marketing people, to see what can ietxt made public.