A small part of the Apache FOP code is included in the Software without modification. Your use of the Apache FOP code is subject to the terms and conditions of. I have been using FOP for the last month on a major project. In this project, XML data is rearranged to create PDF documents of – Dear Author: We have been using Apache FOP to generate FDP files. How does iText compare to FOP? Thanks.

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First you see a raster image, but when you zoom in, the document switches to a vector image. Difference Between Abstract Class vs Interface in Java and Adobe Acrobat.

The latest version 0. With iText, a page is written to the OutputStream as soon as it’s completed.

Post process with iText. However, none of them could solve the problem eventually. What is it like moving back to India?

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No, iText is a developer’s library, not an end user tool. As you saidyou don’t need fancy tables and you need faster and easier library to implement, I’d prefer iText iext it is very much simpler than Apache FOP.

Just read sample chapter 1 and 3. May 16, at 1: You said “iText allows you to define the layout in a more accurate way”. When extending this concept to different layouts and different formatting and conditional logic … It is a balance between writing XSL to create FO or writing in Java or C to create specific documents.

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There is good documentation and tutorials on using FOP available on Apache’s site. To see complete code, click http: The iText code is for generating one document.

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. It’s an FOP port to Java5: One of the big advantages of using iText is documentation, in fact there is a book about it iText in Actionwhich contains lot of examples using iText for generating PDF files in Java.

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How easy is it to write an application itextt different libraries and how easy is it to maintain the code. Writing thd XSL can also be a challenge. They both produce PDF, but that’s it. Why String is Immutable in Java? These are some of the highlights as far as iText is concerned: IText has its own free 1 day conference http: Please consult the POM file of the xtra package to find cop which versions are used.


Email required Address never made public. For brevity, i have not included the input xml and xslt xsl: However, in the side, iText provides better support for PDF post-process such itxet adding watermarks. Why not use FOP? XML and Related Technologies.

Comparing Apache FOP with iText

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The preceding code is based on the FOP 0. The Software is accompanied by files developed by Adobe. Well, the above points were based on ihext experience and exposure, if you have something new or see something misinterpreted, then please posts it as your comment. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. These files are included in iText without modification. To embed the pdf report in ittext I used a servlet. 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.

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