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From "James Lewis" <james.le...@goodtechnology.com>
Subject RE: Velocity and PDFs
Date Thu, 14 Apr 2005 14:31:29 GMT
I'll add that to the "wish I'd seen that before I'd wasted the companies
money on BFO" list. ;)

I needed to produce graphs easily as well, and BFO has excellent support for
that.

Thanks though,

James

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthias Wessendorf [mailto:mwessendorf@pironet-ndh.com]
> Sent: 14 April 2005 15:28
> To: Velocity Users List
> Subject: AW: Velocity and PDFs
>
>
> ok, thanks
>
> btw. http://jasperreports.sourceforge.net/
> is free ;)
>
> -Matthias
>
> -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: James Lewis [mailto:james.lewis@goodtechnology.com]
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 14. April 2005 16:23
> An: Velocity Users List
> Betreff: RE: Velocity and PDFs
>
>
> I have been lurking on the list for a while; hello all.
>
> >> has anyone used Velocity to generate a PDF?
>
> In answer to your question, I have used Velocity as *part* of a
> solution to
> generate PDF's.
>
> I had a requirement to produce dynamic reports in pdf format, and chose to
> use the Report Library from Big Faceless Org
> (http://big.faceless.org/products/report/index.jsp) - commercial
> I'm afraid.
>
> Velocity generates XML which the big faceless report generator parses to
> produce PDF's.
>
> I used Velocity because a lot of the content was dynamic; also the
> application needed to run both standalone, and in a servlet container.
>
> >> Or knows a tool that is plugable to velocity? ;)
>
> I don't know of any specific tools that are part of the tools project,
> someone else may be able to enlighten you on that. I would say that I was
> pleased with the BFO product.
>
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Matthias
> >>
>
> Hope that's been of some assistance,
>
> James Lewis
> Technical Team Leader
> www.goodtechnology.com
>
>
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