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From Maruan Sahyoun <sahy...@fileaffairs.de>
Subject Re: Regarding PDFBox book or documentation
Date Fri, 07 Nov 2014 08:05:22 GMT

> Hello,
> Yes, but the examples I see are very basic and the API's are quite
> extensive. In short PDFBox can do a lot, but I have no way of finding
> something quickly what I am looking for. I guess I have no option but to go
> through the API's and the basic examples to do what I want. My tasks are :
> 1) getting the data from the database(I have methods for that), format it
> in correct way and put it in PDF:
> 2) As the information in database can be small or big, I have to adjust
> that in PDF.

Is that a forms filling application or do you have to output dynamic text blocks?

> 3) The information in database has to be put on top of certain images in
> the pdf.

So the PDF is preexisting or are the images added as part of your application?

> On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 8:43 PM, Tilman Hausherr <THausherr@t-online.de>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> There is no "PDFBox in action" book, if that is what you mean.
>> Most people learn by seeing examples.
>> If there's a specific PDF element that you would like as example, just ask.
>> However creating PDFs has only very basic support in PDFBox, i.e. you have
>> to do everything youself, there's no higher API, e.g. for paragraphs or
>> tables (there's a user who created a class for tables).
>> A totally different approach would be Apache FOP.
>> Tilman
>> Am 06.11.2014 um 17:23 schrieb Kernel freak:
>> Hello,
>>> I want to use Apache PDFBox to create some advanced pdf's in Java. I
>>> couldn't find any good documentation for PDFBox. Only a few examples and
>>> directly the API docs.
>>> Does anyone knows any good book or good documentation like other apache
>>> products have. Kindly let me know. I don't want tutorials, there are many
>>> on net and they are very basic, and going through the entire source code
>>> takes a lot of time. Thank you.
>>> Regards,
>>> Kernel

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