I'm currently working on building a PDF based report in Java. I have looked at iText and BIRT but it seems like a lot of effort to learn their API's what I'm trying to find is a solution that will let me generate the report in HTMl (something I already know) and output that to PDF. Can anyone provide some possible solutions? - Thanks! - Duncan krebs
Flying Saucer converts XHTML to PDF. It is great. It is not fast. It fails if there is a slight error in your XHTML syntax. (such as
<br> when it should be
This is the link that got me started. It seems to use iText, but once you have the thing working, just change the HTML and it updates.
There may be a better way, this is how I did it.