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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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iText: Best Open Source PDF Library for Java Developers

Your email address will not be published. There’s also a big architectural difference. There are a lot of pdf libraries out there like pdfsharp. It provides more features then Apache and iText and although its not free but offers free trial for one month and it is worth purchasing if you want to develop your own application like PDF in java.

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. Below is my short comparison on when foop use which. September 3, at 7: But please please please don’t take my word for it!


The preceding code is based on the FOP 0. Email Required, but never shown. Why String is Immutable in Java?

It is pretty complete but has holes that have tripped me up frequently.

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You have to make sure itxet your FO templates comply to the standards, such as region-body must declare before region-before. Incidently, Holman’s book, “Definitive XSL-FO” is a great help, but if you get it, go to Kinkos and get it rebound in a lay-flat spiral binding because you will constantly be turning back and forth between the sections. To see complete code, click http: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. It also makes it itexg difficult to maintain thd code.

I have to prepare PDF document with images generated by servlets, so it ifext that iText is a good solution.? RenderX and our implementation team makes use of iText in many, many situations — mostly all for manipulation of PDFs generated from RenderX.

With many pros and cons respectively in mind, it would be ideal to use the combination of two to extreme your benefit. You are commenting using your WordPress. Convert email to pdf. Apache FOP and iText. From my point of view Apache licenses are more appropriate for commercial uses. You can’t drive to work with only a BMW engine.


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

I itexxt like to add some issues to consider in a comparison:. May 13, at 5: Fully written in Java. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here How does iText compare to FOP? More then Apache and iText i found Aspose. IText has its own free 1 day conference http: I have used iReport to design the foop with placeholders and Jasper with Java to fill in dynamic content into the report.

These are some of the highlights as far as iText is concerned: In short, second Edition of this book mainly covers iText 5 along with. They both produce PDF, but that’s it.

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

We will look into iText. As for FOP, the performance csn get really bad for huge tables due to the flawed design. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. This site uses cookies. If you have got a solution, please let me know.