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how to convert jsp form to pdf file

alsoumahi alBatal
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Hi experts, I am trying to convert my jsp/html form to pdf once a button is clicked. how do I do that???
sometimes my jsp form has logo with the form , does that affect conversion

is there any program can do that for me , please help me urgently

thanks a lot

Ulf Dittmer
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You can use the iText library to create PDFs. If the HTML page consists of CSS-styled XHTML, then the FlyingSaucer library is also an option.


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alsoumahi alBatal
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:You can use the iText library to create PDFs. If the HTML page consists of CSS-styled XHTML, then the FlyingSaucer library is also an option.

thanks for reply , I don't know how to use FlyingSaucer library , could you please just an example of it .

I have found three examples of conversion but still could work for me the programs , once I open the pdf file. what shall I do??
these are the links
http://www.java2s.com/Tutorial/Java/0419__PDF/ParsingHtml.htm
http://www.java2s.com/Tutorial/Java/0419__PDF/HtmlParserfromiText.htm
http://www.java2s.com/Tutorial/Java/0419__PDF/ParsingHtmlSnippets.htm

and aonther example is below


I have error here :
pdfDocument.add(new Paragraph(org.apache.commons.io.FileUtils.readFileToString(file)));

error is :
readFileToString(java.io.File,java.lang.String) in org.apache.commons.io.FileUtils cannot be applied to (java.io.File)

what is the solution ?? , I am using commons-io-2.0.1.jar for it. But still error available.

thanks a lot
Ulf Dittmer
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I don't know how to use FlyingSaucer library , could you please just an example of it .

Your first stop for information should always be the home page. The FlyingSaucer site links to a couple of introductory articles, and has a user guide available for download.

error is : readFileToString(java.io.File,java.lang.String) in org.apache.commons.io.FileUtils cannot be applied to (java.io.File)

Not sure what's happening, the code compiles fine for me when linked against iText 2.1.7 and Commons IO 2.0.1 (after fixing the missing import of the Rectangle class)
alsoumahi alBatal
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Thanks Ulf Dittmer
I got my problem I was useing two common jars together the new and the old one , so removing the old solve the problem , but I discoved that the pdf file is only the source
code of my html page. That is not what I am looking for , Basically I am trying to generate pdf file once use clicks a print button. User will fill form first on page , then when user
clicks print , all user information will be inserted in pdf as form so it can be printed then .what shall I do !!!
Ulf Dittmer
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what shall I do !!!

Please restrict yourself to single punctuation signs; it's sufficient. What's more, question are ended with question marks, not exclamation marks.

You can submit the form to the server, create the PDF there using iText, and then either a) stream the PDF as response back to the client, or b) store it on the server and include a link to it in the response page.
 
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