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Ankit Saxena
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Joined: Jul 06, 2009
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Hi All,

What Java APIs are available that can convert RTF to PDF directly.
I have checked JFO API and FOP API.

About Open Office API.does that require Open Office installed on the system

Thanks,
Ankit
Ulf Dittmer
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Yes, the OO API requires OO to be installed. The good news is that http://www.artofsolving.com/opensource/jodconverter makes document conversion using OO much easier than it would otherwise be.

I'm not aware of any other Java library that can convert arbitrary RTF files to PDF. Check out http://www.rtf-to-xml.com/rtf-to-pdf.html for a commercial solution.


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Ankit Saxena
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Joined: Jul 06, 2009
Posts: 12
thanks,

but we don't have OpenOffice on our system. and cannot install that also.

any other option.
Its very urgent
Ulf Dittmer
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JavaCC is a parser generator for which an RTF grammar is available. If your RTF files are comparatively simple (in other words, they use only a limited subset of all of RTF's capabilities), then it shouldn't be too hard to make that parser emit PDF (by hooking it up to the iText library).
 
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