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Hi there,

I want to write text and images and generate a pdf file.

Is it possible in java ?

I read there is itext (requires license), pdfbox(that requires apache). I don't convert text but i want to write and save the file as pdf..

Any help is appreciated. thank you.
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You will need to use a library/tool to do this (PDF is complex).

Another choice is PDFJet which is pretty cheap ($300 for a single developer).
http://pdfjet.com/

Doug
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thanks for the reply.

for pdfbox, can i import their jar files without installing the apache server ?
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Yes you can just use the JARs.

Don't confuse the "Apache Software Foundation" (the guys who write and manage the software) with the "Apache Web Server" which is one particular piece of software they own.

PDFBox is just one of the tools from the foundation.  Nothing to do with the Apache web server.

Doug
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Thanks so much.
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could you please look at this question as well..

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Java/Q_28125451.html
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There's a free iText as well.  

Apache has the FOP package (again, it does not require that you also have the apache web server) as well.
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