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Creating PDF with Java and iText, Generating PDF Using Java Example

Core Java » On Oct 13, 2012 By Sivateja

Its very important in real time to convert the records or any statements into PDF,EXCEL,Word,TXT and some other formats too :-) now i will tell you how to generate PDF using iTextPdf API (simple API to generate PDFs in java), am going to cover…

  • Inserting Image in PDF
  • Inserting Table in PDF
  • Inserting List in PDF
  • Text formatting in PDF
  • Adding new Pages in PDF
  • Little Chunk

But before you start this application you must download iTextpdf related jar(s).

PdfGen.java

Explanation

  • Point number 1, just forget every thing :-) its very simple program, i will show you the road map
  • First open OutputStream and give our output PDF file name [ line number 26 ]
  • Create Document class object [ line number 27 ]
  • Call getInstance() static method from PdfWriter class
  • In getInstance() we have 2 parameters, 1 is document object and 2nd one is our OutputStream object
  • Now jump to line number 70, we are calling open() method from Document object, means think PDF is opened now
  • Come to line number 30, here am going to write some code to insert an image into the PDF document
  • Create Image class object and loaded the image and adjusted the dimensions
  • Come to line number 72, add your image object here :-)
  • line number 85 we have created new PDF page
  • Similarly allllllllllllllll

Download iText Jars

Click here to check output PDF

Output PDF

PDF Generated Related to Above code






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17 Responses to “Creating PDF with Java and iText, Generating PDF Using Java Example”
  1. raja says:

    Hi java4s,
    If possible please give me the core java inner class concept fully with example.
    Thanks u.

  2. Baba says:

    Hi,
    This is Baba… I got a small issue.. in my requriment i want to download a PDF, but with itext API or any other API am able to get a pdf file with static location.,ie.,”C://temp/mypdf.pdf”. But in my requriment i want to download a pdf with asking location also ie., “sava as and open with” option in a small popup. any code is there to fullfill this requriment. Please send mail babavaliahmadi@gmail.com

  3. venubabu.g says:

    hai

    i am venu please see this code to download pdf with popup

    response.setContentType(“application/pdf”);
    response.setHeader(“Content-Disposition”,
    ” attachment; filename=\”venu.pdf\””); paste this two lines in your code and then continue

  4. Sushant Jain says:

    Hi
    I want to generate PDf file in JAPAN and Korean language . How can I achieve this using itext API .

  5. Pawan says:

    Hi,
    I am Pawan. After generate the PDF file auto print dialog is not coming.
    How to do for that?

    Please help me out with an example.

    Thanks in advance…

  6. suresh says:

    Hello boss this is suresh [ +91-8500123410 ], thanks for giving good code , it is very helpful for me……

  7. Aswini says:

    Thank you.
    It is working fine

  8. Preethi says:

    How to convert a pdf to excel using java?

  9. Tomy says:

    How to add multiple image to get 1 pdf file?

  10. ramesh says:

    how to create border for the pdf file and creating table inside that

  11. mayank says:

    hello sir can u give me a example of generating pdf in jsp in dynamic web project page and also a option for save that generating pdf in memory where ever we want, means before generation of pdf system will give you a option to save that pdf in memory

  12. Priyanka says:

    hi Sivateja,

    i am trying to create a pdf through iText in java.Could you please tell me how to reduce space between iText objects like paragraph and table. After paragraph, there is too much space wasted to start a new table on a page. I want to reduce that space. Thanks in advance.

  13. Zaser says:

    There is another java library for creating PDF file and offers many other options including converting pdf documents, It is known as Aspose.PDF for Java.

    @ramesh,

    You can do all that you have mentioned in your reply by using this API:

    http://www.aspose.com/java/pdf-component.aspx

  14. shoaib says:

    hello sir plz tell me how i save Dynamic data convert into pdf plzz its urgent i really neeed it

  15. HARSH says:

    Dear Sir, Please help me i m small application developer in java. i face one problem with itext pdf file. i want to add same image in all page as a header please send me code at if u know “toomuchharsh@gmail.com”
    Thanks in Advance…..

  16. GAURAV GUPTA says:

    How to convert PDF file to excel sheet in java……….

  17. Jaipal Reddy says:

    I want to fill acrobat fields dynamically and generate plat the pdf?
    Is there any way with iTextPdf?

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