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FileWriter and PDF

Gaelle SMITS
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Joined: May 16, 2002
Posts: 23
Hi !
I am running a web application that has to create a pdf file from its binary flow.
Here's what I have done :
File ftest = new File("temp.pdf");
FileWriter fw = new FileWriter(ftest);
fw.write(strTemp);
fw.close();
All this works perfectly... but when I call my PDF from a web browser, it doesn't start Acrobat Reader at all, but displays the binary flow.
How can I change this ?
Thanks,


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Balaji Loganathan
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Joined: Jul 13, 2001
Posts: 3150
u can generate a PDF file like that,u have use either FOP or iText.
FOP is from apache
itext - search google.
Regards
Balaji


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Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 61180
    
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This actually has nothing to do with how the PDF is created, but rather how the browser is set up to handle various MIME types.
I recall seeing this very subject discussed in a previous thread (or perhaps threads).
"Use the search, Luke" and you should be able to locate the previous discussions.
hth,
bear


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