General J2EE: Java API for creating/changing PDF files

  1. Java API for creating/changing PDF files (2 messages)

    Does Adobe provide a Free or at the very least a Trial Version of Java Api that I can use. This is to generate PDF files from my application, change them add/insert data to them and things like that.
    Is there any other reliable third party API that I can check out it has to be available atleast as a Trial version
  2. Try iText: http://www.lowagie.com/iText/

    In case your intention is to create reports, try JasperReports: http://jasperreports.sourceforge.net/
  3. Apache FOP also does the trick. Its based on applying XSLT style sheets to XML files. Its very generic. Itext is extremely low level and can be quite tedious to use.