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Righty ho, let me make it clear first. Im a newbie in Java. Ive crosstraining from C++, so you gotta bear with me if u go into pure java and I aint got a clue what you talking about :)

Im using NetBeans v5.5 and Ive downloaded FOP 0.9.3

I am trying to create a simple example of creating a pdf

Within NetBeans project, I added all the JARs in the lib folder of FOP

Here is a snippet of my code


//Java
import java.io.File;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.OutputStream;

//SAX
import org.xml.sax.InputSource;

//Avalon
import org.apache.avalon.framework.ExceptionUtil;
import org.apache.avalon.framework.logger.Logger;
import org.apache.avalon.framework.logger.ConsoleLogger;

//FOP
import org.apache.fop.apps.Driver;
import org.apache.fop.apps.FOPException;
import org.apache.fop.messaging.MessageHandler;



avalon framework came with the distribution of FOP, so thats fine, compiler is not complaining about that. What is dont like is org.apache.fop

ExampleFO2PDF.java:27: package org.apache.fop.apps does not exist
import org.apache.fop.apps.Driver;

ExampleFO2PDF.java:28: package org.apache.fop.apps does not exist
import org.apache.fop.apps.FOPException;

ExampleFO2PDF.java:29: package org.apache.fop.messaging does not exist
import org.apache.fop.messaging.MessageHandler;



Because of this, the rest of the code is failing unknown symbols



This is all part of the velocity templating exercise Im doing. I have already got velocity templating to work, I just want to use FOP now.
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>>Within NetBeans project, I added all the JARs in the lib folder of FOP

Make sure you *really* have
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by:rockiroads
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Yes I have
Im wondering now as the sample code I have is based on the older version of FOP and I am using the new version

So Im just double checking everything. I think this might be the issue
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Please print output of

System.out.println(System.getProperty("java.class.path"));
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Right back to tacking this

thanks for your response CEHJ, this is the output

C:\Java\fop-0.93\lib\avalon-framework-4.2.0.jar;C:\Java\fop-0.93\lib\batik-all-1.6.jar;C:\Java\fop-0.93\lib\commons-io-1.1.jar;C:\Java\fop-0.93\lib\commons-logging-1.0.4.jar;C:\Java\fop-0.93\lib\serializer-2.7.0.jar;C:\Java\fop-0.93\lib\xalan-2.7.0.jar;C:\Java\fop-0.93\lib\xercesImpl-2.7.1.jar;C:\Java\fop-0.93\lib\xml-apis-1.3.02.jar;C:\Java\fop-0.93\lib\xmlgraphics-commons-1.1.jar;C:\Java\FOP\fop-0.93\lib\Jimi\examples\AppletDemo\JimiProClasses.jar;C:\Dipak\Java\Code Examples\FOPit1\build\classes



I have installed FOP under c:\java as u can see
FOPit1 is the name of my project
I cannot find any libs for that missing package in this fop 0.9.3 distribution
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Which of the below jars contains the FOP classes?

C:\Java\fop-0.93\lib\avalon-framework-4.2.0.jar
C:\Java\fop-0.93\lib\batik-all-1.6.jar
C:\Java\fop-0.93\lib\commons-io-1.1.jar
C:\Java\fop-0.93\lib\commons-logging-1.0.4.jar
C:\Java\fop-0.93\lib\serializer-2.7.0.jar
C:\Java\fop-0.93\lib\xalan-2.7.0.jar
C:\Java\fop-0.93\lib\xercesImpl-2.7.1.jar
C:\Java\fop-0.93\lib\xml-apis-1.3.02.jar
C:\Java\fop-0.93\lib\xmlgraphics-commons-1.1.jar
C:\Java\FOP\fop-0.93\lib\Jimi\examples\AppletDemo\JimiProClasses.jar
C:\Dipak\Java\Code Examples\FOPit1\build\classes
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Thats what Im trying to find out. This is what I think is missing. I dont know where it can be found. I took the binary and source download of FOP but it doesnt seem like its there
Im going thru other sample code, see if its a package in terms of source and not a library and I would then need to add that to my project

As Im new to FOP (and Java!), Im hoping some EE expert would be able to know what's missing
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You need the jar fop.jar from the binary distro which is here

http://archive.apache.org/dist/xmlgraphics/fop/binaries/fop-0.93-bin-jdk1.4.zip
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Ive already downloaded that but I missed fop.jar. Must of been a long day as I did do a search for fop, perhaps I should of searched for *.jar instead, doh!

anyways, the two examples I have, one is now compiling (one listed above), the other does not, that is using fop.apps.Driver
It could be that it is no longer available.
Either way, problem is solved

Thank you very much for that. Sometimes it needs a 2nd pair of eyes to see something that is right in front of you
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Ive yet to write my first simple java program.
My first java program was to create a servlet using velocity templating, talk about going straight into the deep end! Next step is formatted objects
oh well

thanks for all your help, you have saved me a lot of hassle and frustration
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No problem - glad to help

:-)
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