Friday, October 03, 2014

Using PDFBox to create a PDF and PdfLayoutManager

I'm looking for documentation for creating a PDF with Apache PDFBox, and I'm hitting some limits. Either I'm not figuring out how to use this tool, or it doesn't have API's for how to draw what should be basic things.

So, there's a project from Glen Peterson to add PdfLayoutManager, which should be contributed upstream to PDFBox. Anyways, I was testing out his additions to the project, and here's the PDF it generates (I've removed the image it add to the PDF, I didn't want to include the resource bundle):

Here is a series of screenshots of the output of this. It can wrap text, make tables, draw shapes, insert an image, and specify colors.

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