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converting java to pdf

 
vik
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hi,
i have a java application that genereated reports using jsp..
i want a link in the web page to convert the report into a
pdf document. is there any existing utility so that
i can directly call it from my application which will create a pdf so
that i dont have to change my code a lot as there are lot of reports for which i want to implement this functionality.
can anybody help me out with this..
thanks.
 
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"vik jsp",
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brad balmer
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There are many different options to do this, depending on how much you want to spend (0 -> thousands).
One of the easiest ways (not FREE) is using a filter written by big.faceless
big.faceless.org. It converts a jsp/xml into a PDF.
Free ones are jasper, iText, ......
Search sourceforge for a full listing.
 
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Try iText.jar from www.lowagie.com
It's free and very easy to use with lots of good examples ..
 
vik
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thanks you all for ur help
i will look into iText..
 
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FDFToolkit is a nice option if you're dealing with dynamic reports/forms. It allows you to build pdf form templates then import data dynamically via the web. We use this to show evaluation reports for employees online.
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