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FOP vs RTF

 
Ashik Uzzaman
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I a project, I need to show some charts and tables through a JSP page and give the user option to export that page's content as a PDF file, RTF document (so that users can edit them using MS Word) and only the statistical data to an XLS file. For creating charts in JSP pages, I am going for cewolf. I have worked with FOP earlier and explored iText in its beta version for PDF generation. For PDF and RTF generation, I can either use FOP with JFor or use iText. I find iText as a better choice as this one tool is providing me consistent API to create both the output formats.

Do you think there are better alternatives?
 
Lasse Koskela
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I'd probably prefer iText over FOP because of its relative simplicity -- that is, assuming that iText supports all the required features of XSL-FO.
 
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