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[_] server based pdf creation

Jon Free jon at tangymedia.co.uk
Wed Dec 2 12:48:09 GMT 2009

+1 for iText. Although we used the .Net port of it. It's a bastard to use
but flexible as hell

On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 12:30 PM, mike karthauser <mikek at brightstorm.co.uk>wrote:

> hi tim
>
> On 2 Dec 2009, at 12:22, Tim Marsh wrote:
>
> >> others have done similarly and whether there is a silver bullet i can
> >> install?
> >
> > Hi there,
> > really depends on what you're generating, have done this with apache FOP
> (
> > http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/) for an on the fly product catalog
> > generation thing, and with itext (http://www.lowagie.com/iText/) for
> simple
> > pdf stamping type stuff both java-y bits, fop is probably the easiest to
> > start but the hardest to learn.
> > for pdf based report generation, jasper server is excellent
>
>
> We're looking to allow customer to download a pdf of various xhtml pages
> within a reporting system.
>
> Client is currently having issues as his customers are physically printing
> stuff which is all over the place due to the various local printer settings.
> He hopes that providing pdfs instead will allow better consistency.
>
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