generating extremely large PDF documents with FOP

Discussion in 'XML' started by Ruchi Dayal, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. Ruchi Dayal

    Ruchi Dayal Guest

    Hi,

    I am using XSL-FO/FOP to generate PDF documents from XSLT.
    The resultant PDF can run into thousands of pages and this is where
    the whole problem is.
    FOP cannot handle such large outputs.
    Our initial solution was to manually feed limited records to FOP so
    that it wouldn't "bomb out". However, this is getting messier as the
    number of records themselves, increase.
    Due to previous architectural decisions, it is also not possible to
    switch to anything other than FOP.
    Could somebody please enlighten me on this issue, as to whether this
    is even possible with FOP or not. If yes, then what settings within
    FOP do I need to tweak in order to get it to work.

    Thanks,
    Ruchi
    Ruchi Dayal, Aug 30, 2004
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  2. Ruchi Dayal wrote:

    > I am using XSL-FO/FOP to generate PDF documents from XSLT.
    > The resultant PDF can run into thousands of pages and this is where
    > the whole problem is.
    > FOP cannot handle such large outputs.


    > Could somebody please enlighten me on this issue, as to whether this
    > is even possible with FOP or not. If yes, then what settings within
    > FOP do I need to tweak in order to get it to work.



    I've never tried using FOP with large documents, but you may be able to
    split it up and concatenate it afterwards. iText [1] provides a
    concat-tool for pdf.

    Peter

    [1] http://www.lowagie.com/iText/tutorial/ch13.html#tools
    Peter Gerstbach, Sep 7, 2004
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