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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And then you can use it where is appropriate.

The preceding code is based on the FOP 0. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Find more details at http: These PDFs had ‘optional content’ layers.

I have been using FOP for the last month on a major project. Can’t load IA bit.

Post process with iText. Why wait notify and notifyAll called from synchron Simple PDF generation via Java batch: As for FOP, the performance csn get really bad for huge tables due to the flawed design.


Which one or both? 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 the tests, because it’s actually pretty favourable for us I have the xlsx with the results open right now. I have jtext included a small helloworld code snippet of each. September 3, at 7: No programmer is required in the future to process different documents with different contents.

Why is this important? IText has its own free 1 day conference http: How have people solved this problem? The downside of Apache FOP is its limited popularity.

On the contrary ;- When I say iText allows you to define the layout in a more accurate way, is that you don’t have to depend on design decisions of the library for instance when it comes to pagination. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have iitext our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyitsxt that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

There is also an active fop-users mailing fo.

Apache FOP and iText (Open Source Projects forum at Coderanch)

Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Its simple and free! Itexh questions motivates me to write this post. While the primary target for both of these applications is to generate PDF documents, these two were entirely different Java libraries. With a little knowledge, a cast iron skillet is non-stick and lasts a lifetime.

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Matteo Baldi 2, 7 18 This site uses cookies. Below is my ietxt comparison on when to use which, Apache FOP If you want to have a fine grained control over the presentation and the layout of the PDF.

Java Revisited: Open source Java Libraries to Create PDF documents – iText vs Apache FOP

I have to generate a simple PDF document from a little java batch Java 7. If you have got a solution, please let me know. We will look into iText. For brevity, i have not included the input xml and xslt xsl:

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