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Creating PDF documents from within Notes/Domino

Thomas Hampel
 3 December 2011

How can PDF documents be rendered from within a Notes application?
Converting Notes documents into Adobe's PDF format can be a challanging task.
Many different software addon products for Lotus Notes/Domino are being sold to make this happen,
e.g. DominoPDF which is being used by some of my customers - but in fact you dont need anything else than a Java component inside of your application.

Simply by using the iText Library and a small piece of source code, you can add PDF conversion functions to your Domino application. Look at this video to see an example. The solution outlined here makes sense for embedding this functionality inside an application. For single computers instead, its most likely enough to look at FreePDF (english) a freeware PDF converter which installs itself as a printer device.

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