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From Jeremias Maerki <...@jeremias-maerki.ch>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] PDFBox proposal
Date Thu, 15 Nov 2007 08:01:28 GMT
Ok, so why not generate XSL-FO and use Apache FOP? You get multiple
output formats that way. Only drawback at the moment: No support for
automatically sized column-widths in tables. If you interface directly
with a PDF library you have to do all the difficult page-breaking
yourself. FOP does all that already. Of course, if you have an
HTML component (with pagination support) that can paint to
Java2D/Graphics2D you can easily use a PDF library with Java2D support
directly. Unfortunately, PDFBox doesn't have that, yet, while FOP does.
Another example where PDFBox and FOP's PDF library could profit from
each other.

Jeremias Maerki



On 15.11.2007 08:41:19 Janne Jalkanen wrote:
> > How? Just curious.
> 
> We don't have built-in PDF generation from pages, which is one of the
> more requested features.  Apparently many companies like the ability
> to create documentation on a wiki, and then dumping it to a PDF for
> shipping.
> 
> /Janne


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