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JSp Output to PDF

sunilkumar ssuparasmul
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Hi ,

I am trying to open the output of a JSP in a PDF , but it does nt open ..
What i am trying is , get all jsp output in a string and then write the string to output stream


i have some thing below in my code , but it doesnot work .

response.setContentType("application/pdf");
response.setHeader("Content-disposition","attachment; filename=Sample.pdf");
o = response.getOutputStream();

....

o.println(concatedString);

I tried converting my string into byte array and then write , still it doesnt work .

It says that file is not pdf supported and when i view the file source it is in HTML (the format which i wrote it) . DO i have to do anything in addition to convert into PDF . Please clarify as it is very critical.

With the same above steps and contecnt type as "application/word" , i coudl open the word document.


thanks in advance.

Regards
SUnil.s


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If you are telling the browser that you are sending PDF, then you have to send PDF format. You can't send HTML and expect the browser to magically convert it.


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sunilkumar ssuparasmul
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Joined: Dec 13, 2000
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Hi Bear Bibeault


I infact realsied that and i used ITEXT API to send my text to the API but whne i use Itext api , i am not able to oprn the file at runtime as it says Permission Denied , when i tried to open the file

has any one implemented a better solution to convert from HTML to RTF and PDF , if not atleast with simple text (no htm) to create a RTF and PDF thru java

Thanks is Advance.


Regards
Sunil.s
 
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