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pdf package for Tomcat 5.0

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I need to allow users to download pdf files from a Tomcat (web) server. What is a recommended pdf package to have installed on the Tomcat 5.0?
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Do you want to allow static or dynamic pdf files ?
If you want static pdf files then it is not a problem at all.
If you want generate pdf files on the fly then you can use iText JAVA library: http://www.lowagie.com/iText/ 
http://itextdocs.lowagie.com/tutorial/general/webapp/index.html - is a link to tutoril page about generating pdf file in your web application using servlet or JSP.
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for generating pdf file you can use apache- fop library , or jasper reports
to download pdf files you can set servlet response content type to  application/pdf and write pdf file to  response  output strream :
response.setContentType("application/pdf");

http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/
http://jasperforge.org/sf/projects/jasperreports
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