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Help anybody? Is iText getting an update in this direction anytime soon?
15 years ago
I am trying to generate doc/rtf files based on server data.

I've tried generating the files from scratch using iText. However there are dozens of letter templates to generate, and what takes minutes to design in Word takes hours to design in a Java program. Besides, the boss has just stated that she would like to be able to change the templates herself.

The obvious solution should have been an automated 'mail merge' process, but iText can only write rtf files, not read them. (http://www.nabble.com/Re:-Also---merge-fields-in-RTF--p17925932.html) I would have thought find & replace would have been a much simpler process than generating an rtf from scratch, but so far I haven't managed to find a tool that allows this in a straightforward manner.

RtfTemplate seems to have something to do with what I want, but the 'English' documentation is incomprehensible to me.

At this point we are willing to pay money for an off-the-shelf solution if there is one.

It would need to be able to handle inserting images at marked positions in the document, as well.

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[ December 01, 2008: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
15 years ago