reports in java

I have an application which displays several screens of data, with headers, colors, icons, etc. I would like to print the data into several pages with a headers, page numbers, etc (NOT exactly as it is presented in the screen, simpler than that but with some format). Can anyone can suggest me from where to start?

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nebekerConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You'll have to draw the data directly to the graphics context of the screen or the printer....

Here's a link to a free PDF on "Printing" in java -- and it includes a tutorial on printing JTables over multiple pages (with repeating headers on each page).

It's from the book "Swing"  by Manning Press.  I've got this book and I like it a lot...  

Here's the main web site for the book:

http://www.grandt.com/sbe/

If this doesn't get you started, you'll have to post more information on what you want to accomplish...
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j4lCommented:
here there is another commercial reporting tool: http://www.java4less.com/print_java_e.htm
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bluntedCommented:
use windowscript. look for a printscrn obj.
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Matt_RudmannCommented:
tutty,

Take a look at rreport.  Do a google search for it.  I looked at it about a year ago.  It is lightweight, java(portable), and has a report designer.  I believe you can get the source code as well.  It is commercial, but is priced VERY reasonably...around $25-$45.

-Matt
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nike_javaCommented:
There is another tool to generate reports,
actuate e-reporting tool, which takes in any data source
, which has a designer, previewer, and a document printer
which prints it in about 7 formats.
The data sources could be a simple dB or a nested java
objects. Is'nt that cool...
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