A small part of the Apache FOP code is included in the Software without modification. Your use of the Apache FOP code is subject to the terms and conditions of. I have been using FOP for the last month on a major project. In this project, XML data is rearranged to create PDF documents of – Dear Author: We have been using Apache FOP to generate FDP files. How does iText compare to FOP? Thanks.

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It is contagious, very cool, and lot of fun. Originally posted by Bruce Jin: You said “iText allows you to define the layout in a more itxet way”. Is there a visual design tool for this define the layout?

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Other Open Source Projects. Apache FOP and iText. How does iText compare to FOP? I don’t fip why people always want to compare iText with FOP. It are two completely different products.

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They both produce PDF, but that’s it. There are projects where FOP is the better choice; and there are projects where you’re better off with iText. All this stuff is ‘missing’ in FOP. Why is this important?


There’s also a big architectural difference. Itfxt that this 10, page requirement is not unusual in the financial sector bank statementthe public sector for instance: With iText, a page is written to the OutputStream as soon as it’s completed. The advantage is obvious speed and memory ; the iitext is that you can return to a previous page; but there are ways to work around this.

I could go on for hours on this topic, there are just too many differences to sum up. Just take a look at the projects that use iText. Why not use FOP? Because iText allows you to define the layout in a ltext accurate way, and because iText is much faster than FOP.

Thanks for the detailed response!

No, iText is a developer’s library, not an end user tool. It doesn’t have a visual tool. For a Swing developer, it’s quite easy to build one, as he can render his canvas to PDF file using java.

But the way I iitext it, that wouldn’t provide more accuracy.

On the contrary ;- When I say iText allows you to define the layout in a more accurate way, is that you don’t have to depend on design decisions of the library for instance when it comes to pagination. With class ColumnText you have a means to write code that decides when a new page should be triggered.


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With more accuracy I also mean you can control the PDF at the lowest level. These PDFs had ‘optional content’ layers. These are layers than can be turned on and off.

Ihext the book, there’s an example of a map of a city. First you see a raster image, but when you zoom in, the document switches to a vector image. These icons indicate where to find restaurants, hotels, movie theatres, It’s an FOP port to Java5: You can’t drive to work with only a BMW engine.

You can drive to work with an engineless car.

But if you combine both, you can certainly get somewhere. Just read sample chapter 1 and 3. We will look into iText.

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