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Njk Naresh
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Joined: Nov 16, 2006
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Hi folks,

I want to generate a pdf document from any html or jsp please give me a sample code.

and it will be more helpful if any one gives me a sample code how to draw a table of labels(html) and that i want to generate in pdf.
Ulf Dittmer
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There is no Java code available to create a PDF file from an HTML file, and it would be quite a task to write one (essentially you'd be duplicating an HTML renderer, only that it doesn't draw on the screen but creates PDF).

If your HTML originates from XML, you might have a chance to use FOP for this. If the HTML is generated directly by Java code, you could use iText to create both the HTML and the PDF. Both methods have drawbacks, though, and can't be used if the HTML is generated by JSP. (Links to FOP and iText are here.)
[ December 06, 2006: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]

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Njk Naresh
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Hi,
i want to generate a pdf as like this i,e it mean i want to draw borders as the above table shows and any header and footers
Ulf Dittmer
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iText has extensive support for tables , and headers and footers are quite easy to achieve as well.
[ December 06, 2006: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
Ashish Tahasildar
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Joined: Dec 10, 2006
Posts: 12
Hi ,
You can download this jar file (search in google) or you may get it on ibm site.

itext-1.4.4.jar

This is the sample code which will help to create PDF file. Apply your logic to make a design inside code document.add();Implement this in your action.

///Sample Code
Document document = new Document();
ByteArrayOutputStream baos = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
PdfWriter writer = PdfWriter.getInstance(document, baos);
document.open();
BaseFont bf;
Font font;
//bf =
// BaseFont.createFont("c:/windows/fonts/msgothic.ttc,0",BaseFont.IDENTITY_H,BaseFont.EMBEDDED);
bf = BaseFont.createFont(path, BaseFont.IDENTITY_H,BaseFont.EMBEDDED);
font = new Font(bf, 12);
document.add(new Paragraph("Your text may be html also ..", font));


document.close();
response.setContentType("application/pdf");
response.setContentLength(baos.size());
ServletOutputStream out = response.getOutputStream();
baos.writeTo(out);
out.flush();

Hope this will help you.
Regards
Ashish Tahasildar
 
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