We’ve been checking how our websites look on the new Apple iPad. The live simulator here courtesy of Mutual Mobile is very slow, but it does work and is well worth a play. Have a good iPad-dle!
Inforama is a Java based Document Automation system which allows document templates to be created quickly and easily using OpenOffice. Templates are populated with data from parameters, databases and other data sources before being generated into PDFs for printing and emailing.
They have recently releaseVersion 1.4 that includes some significant enhancements and bug fixes including the following…
– Merge OpenOffice documents on the server and export to multiple formats including .pdf and .doc
– New CSV datasource similar to the spreadsheet datasource
– More advanced user rights management using Spring
– Improved Ajax browser interface using the Spring DWR library Continue reading
ICEpdf is a 100% Java-based open source PDF library for creating & displaying and printing PDF documents from any Java application.
The library is lightweight, fast & easy to use. It can render PDF files up to version 1.6 (Acrobat 7.0).
The library can render PDF files to an image (PNG, JPEG, or GIF) in a server-side web application. For faster viewing the first page, it loads documents incrementally.
ICEpdf also supports Adobe Standard Security for password-protected documents & interactive link annotation actions; uri, launch and resource.
P.S. The open source version doesn?t come with the Font Engine (the font substitution is done succesfully when the Font Engine is off). Continue reading