Hi Bruno and welcome,
I did not know about iText until I saw the banner mentioning win a free book. This is awesome. Now my question, how far does iText go? Can I generate a PDF from an existing HTML file or pretty much create a PDF from scratch using iText? I was thinking about writing a customized app to generate PDFs for my own personal needs and, if this does what I hope it does, I'll be looking further into it. Greatly appreciate any info you can give me in regards to what capabilities it has. Thanks.
Rob Hunter wrote:Can I generate a PDF from an existing HTML file or pretty much create a PDF from scratch using iText?
Both, plus quite a bit more.
iText's HTML->PDF conversion isn't great (CSS support is a bit spotty, but it's been getting some attention lately), but is quite functional. OTOH, the original goal of iText was to generate documents (in HTML, PDF, or RTF). It has since evolved into a more general PDF library (create, manipulate, encrypt, sign, fold, spindle, mutilate), but it is still very much a PDF generator.