[jboss-user] [JBoss Seam] - Re: iText (PDF) support in Seam

spambob do-not-reply at jboss.com
Tue Jan 23 22:30:54 EST 2007

Hello Norman,

congratulation on your PDF library!

While I partially agree that PDF Forms are nice I run in some problems with them (while using iText):

1. One isn't able to format the label & the inputfield
2. The input is always displayed in some typewriter font
(Please correct me if I'm wrong on any of this ;))

What I would like to have is more like the PDFStamper (if I remember iText correctly).
I.e. I have a ISO letter and then fill in the content (address, text, ...) by using tags that give me the possiblity to set the margin in X & Y axis, the width, the font, ..., and a footer after I'm done ;)

This way one could create a PDF with whatever method and latter "stamp" it with the actual content.

More exactly: extend your current library with a tag that sets the font, exact distance from left & upper paper border, textwidth, ... and perhaps some nice paragraph braking (so that there isn't only a single line on the next page).

This would really save me some time instead of accessing the content via iText direct writer!

What do you think of it?

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