Caveat: iText may swallow PDF bookmarks. But Jens Stavnstrup tells us in issue FOP that this doesn’t happen if you use iText’s PDFStamper. Here is. I have a requirement to present a PDF on demand in a web application injecting user specific data. I’m looking at both Apache FOP and iText. Dear Author: We have been using Apache FOP to generate FDP files. How does iText compare to FOP? Thanks.

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May 9, at 8: Had to go through a learning curve to achieve this but the end result was good. Because iText allows you to define the layout in a more accurate way, and because iText is much faster than FOP.

Note that we also compared the ease of use. It is also one of the oldest and has huge user added codes and hence has matured over the years. You said “iText allows you to define the layout in a more accurate way”. Can’t load IA bit. PDF creation, disallow printing without setting permissions password. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.


Error while initializing the Batik SVG extensions java. Matteo Baldi 2, 7 18 What is it like moving back to India? I have also included a small helloworld code snippet of each. Why not take a look at pdfbox?

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Sep 3, There’s also a big architectural difference. How HashMap itest in Java? May 13, at 5: Newer Post Older Post Home. Supposedly, FO was never intended to stand independently XSL, but I think that was a pretty silly design decision on the part of somebody from a few years back.

Comparing Apache FOP with iText

I don’t understand why people always want to compare iText with FOP. Should I be considering using both rather than one or the other?

irext How does iText compare to FOP? You can find the details at http: There are projects where FOP is the better choice; and there are projects where you’re better off with iText. These PDFs had ‘optional content’ layers.

Best thing about iText in Action is that its written by the creator of iText himself, so its extensive as well as authoritative. Fortunately there is a compliance document that says which features are done. The following code show how you add watermark, permission and owner password onto your PDF file. You are commenting using your Facebook account.


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Apache FOP and iText. It is pretty complete but has holes that have tripped me up frequently.

Simple PDF generation via Java batch: Originally posted by Bruce Jin: May 16, at 1: Notify me of new comments via email. You can visit here for more details: I have used almost all of them and itextSharp is unbeatable. You can drive to work with an engineless car. While the primary target for both of these applications is to generate PDF documents, these two were entirely different Java libraries. I itexxt been using jasperreports for sometime for producing documents such as insurance quotes, fo letters, etc.