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Machine generation of PDF files the easy way – part IV

This fourth example will extend upon my previous XSL-FO script to convert the list from a table with a few boxes into more of a polished form. The final result will generate a form and will look like this. You … Continue reading

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Machine generation of PDF files the easy way – part III

This third example will extend upon my XSL-FO script to convert the list into more of a table. The result will generate a form and will look like this. What I find to be really well done in XSL-FO and … Continue reading

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Machine generation of PDF files the easy way – part II

In my previous article, I went through the basics of what tools would be necessary to use Apache FOP to create PDF files. In this second example will extend upon my XSL-FO script to add a header and footer to … Continue reading

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Machine generation of PDF files the easy way – part I

The tools In order to reproduce this work you will need to download Apache FOP and have a recent version of Java on your computer. https://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/download.html Page layout There are a number of books that spend hundreds of pages to … Continue reading

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Machine generation of PDF files the easy way

In the beginning, personal computers were not quite so friendly and not all users really enjoyed working with them in that pre-windowed state. In that sense, windows from Microsoft was really an advancement as it provided a easy to use … Continue reading

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safe(r) and private browsing using more cpu cycles

“You are never going to amount to a thing” Whoever said that was apparently under-estimating just how valuable that companies in general and the internet in particular find you. The web companies want to know what you have been up … Continue reading

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fun with XML – JAXB and arrays

In part I of my JAXB example I briefly described some of the annotations required to turn normal Java objects into XML files with JAXB. To expand on the xml examples from my previous post, I will be taking a number … Continue reading

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fun with XML – a JAXB example

Full disclosure, I am not J2EE expert so my descriptions may be a bit off.  However, using JAXB is just to powerful to ignore.  The first part of this topic is pretty basic, while the second part is a bit … Continue reading

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making more than jar files with Ant

In a previous post, making jar files with Ant,  I briefly covered the creation of a Ant script that would compile the Java source files and then create jar file from them. It was a really neat example of how with … Continue reading

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compiling and making jar files with Ant

When I first saw Java I was surprised at exactly how embarrassingly simple it was to compile a program. Well, with the caveat that the file or files are all in the same directory. javac *.java When the number of … Continue reading

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