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Re: Is it possible to split pdf rendering into boiler plate and greeting, for example?

From: Werner Donné <werner.donne@re.be>
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2007 09:18:21 +0100
Message-ID: <47550D4D.3010903@re.be>
To: daleg <daleg@newmediagateway.com>
Cc: www-xsl-fo@w3.org

That is possible with a PDF processing tool such as
iText (http://www.lowagie.com/iText/). There is also
a GUI that uses that library:
http://www.lowagie.com/itextwiki/doku.php/jpdftweak

Werner.

daleg wrote:
> Our application can create a lot of pdfs, each with a common boiler plate
> content and differing only by a greeting. But each pdf is created from
> scratch, so it takes a very long time to render a batch if you have dozens
> of them.
> 
> Is it possible to render the boiler plate once, render the several greetings
> separately and then merge them to create the separate pdfs? And if this is
> possible, would it be any faster than separately rendering each one?
> 

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