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From Kernel freak <kernelfr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Regarding PDFBox book or documentation
Date Fri, 07 Nov 2014 07:59:52 GMT

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

On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 8:43 PM, Tilman Hausherr <THausherr@t-online.de>

> 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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