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By Javin_Paul
Published: May 13 2014 / 21:33

Which open source library is best to create PDF documents? iText or Apache FOP? This article gives you overview of both of these popular library.
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lburnham123 replied ago:

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FOP makes sense if the document is highly regular (list or tables), otherwise not so much. As to iText's license, it's still possible to use iText 2 (which does most of what people are likely to need, if one can find the 1st edition of iText in Action as a tutorial). Other good choices -which were unfortunately not discussed- are PDFBox (for creating free-form PDFs like with iText, although fewer features) and FlyingSaucer (for converting CSS-styled XHTML to PDF).

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