2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 4, 2008 3:56 PM by Keith Naas

    comments regarding Seam-pdf

    Vemula sriramsudheer Newbie

      Hi i am trying to use Seam-pdf to generate a report where i need to use customized font. The location of a string starts really from the edge of the page. Can i proceed furthur using seam-pdf or is there any alternative !

        • 1. Re: comments regarding Seam-pdf
          Damian Harvey Apprentice

          IMHO Seam-PDF is very useful for quickly knocking up basic PDFs. As soon as you start to do anything too advanced (or pretty) then you need to dive into the iText API and write your PDF generation as a Bean.

          Personally I prefer using PDF templates as you can get a designer to knock up something that looks ace. In the absence of a designer you could always hack around in Adobe Illustrator like me and get something that looks like my cat threw up on it.



          • 2. Re: comments regarding Seam-pdf
            Keith Naas Novice

            Definitely agree with Damian.  Another possibility if you want to throw something together quickly is to use jasper reports and iReport.

            We had designers throw together the reports in iReport and then had a Seam component that would compile and service report requests.  It did require a bit of extra work because we had to use non JDBC data sources to expose our Seam components to the reports.  However, it did give us some flexibility with report design that we couldn't get with the seam-pdf.

            Seam-pdf and Jasper are also both based on iText so in theory anything you can do in Jasper you can do in Seam-pdf.