Generate a PDF document

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Implementations[edit]

Java[edit]

  • Use the iText library to generate PDF code in Java.

Generating a PDF "Hello World" document[edit]

/*
 * $Id: HelloWorld.java,v 1.6 2005/05/09 11:52:44 blowagie Exp $
 * $Name:  $
 *
 * This code is part of the 'iText Tutorial'.
 * You can find the complete tutorial at the following address:
 * http://itextdocs.lowagie.com/tutorial/
 *
 * This code is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
 *
 * itext-questions@lists.sourceforge.net
 */

package com.lowagie.examples.general;

import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;

import com.lowagie.text.*;
import com.lowagie.text.pdf.PdfWriter;

/**
 * Generates a simple 'Hello World' PDF file.
 * 
 * @author blowagie
 */

public class HelloWorld {

	/**
	 * Generates a PDF file with the text 'Hello World'
	 * 
	 * @param args no arguments needed here
	 */
	public static void main(String[] args) {

		System.out.println("Hello World");

		// step 1: creation of a document-object
		Document document = new Document();
		try {
			// step 2:
			// we create a writer that listens to the document
			// and directs a PDF-stream to a file
			PdfWriter.getInstance(document,
					new FileOutputStream("HelloWorld.pdf"));

			// step 3: we open the document
			document.open();
			// step 4: we add a paragraph to the document
			document.add(new Paragraph("Hello World"));
		} catch (DocumentException de) {
			System.err.println(de.getMessage());
		} catch (IOException ioe) {
			System.err.println(ioe.getMessage());
		}

		// step 5: we close the document
		document.close();
	}
}

C#[edit]

  • Use the iTextSharp library to generate PDF code in C#.

J#[edit]

  • Use the iText.NET library to generate PDF code in J#.

Perl[edit]

#!/usr/bin/perl

# PerlHelloWorld.pl
# adapted from 0x_test-pl via http://hacks.oreilly.com/pub/h/2429

 use PDF::API2;

 my $pdf  = PDF::API2->new(-file => "PerlHelloWorld.pdf");
 $pdf->mediabox(595,842);
 my $page = $pdf->page;
 my $fnt = $pdf->corefont('Arial',-encode => 'latin1'); 
 my $txt = $page->hybrid;
 $txt->textstart;
 $txt->font($fnt, 20);
 $txt->translate(100,800);
 $txt->text("|(-- Left Aligned  Hello World!");
 $txt->translate(500,750);
 $txt->text_right("Hello World!  Right Aligned --)|");
 $txt->translate(300,700);
 $txt->text_center("|(--Centered  Hello World!  Centered--)|");
 $txt->textend;
 $pdf->save;
 $pdf->end( );