Boxable is a library that can be used to easily create tables in pdf documents.
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Boxable - A java library to build tables in PDF documents.

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Boxable is a library that can be used to easily create tables in pdf documents. It uses the PDFBox PDF library under the hood.

Features

  • Build tables in pdf documents
  • Convert csv data into tables in pdf documents
  • Convert Lists into tables in pdf documents

Boxable supports next tables features

  • HTML tags in cell content (not all! <p>,<i>,<b>,<br>,<ul>,<ol>,<li>)
  • Horizontal & Vertical Alignment of the text
  • Images inside cells and outside table (image scale is also supported)
  • basic set of rendering attributes for lines (borders)
  • rotated text (by 90 degrees)
  • writing text outside tables

What is new in version 1.5?

  • several HTML ordered lists bugfixes
  • having possibility to make inner tables with TableCell (check SampleTest10() JUnit test)
  • using FreeSans as default font to avoid multiple charachter decoding problems
  • added support for drawing "borderless" table (check SampleTest11() for that)
  • javadocs bugfix

Check PRs: #142 #144

Maven

<dependency>
    <groupId>com.github.dhorions</groupId>
    <artifactId>boxable</artifactId>
    <version>1.5</version>
</dependency>

For other build systems, check the Maven Central Repository.

Tutorial

A tutorial is being created and will be accessible at https://github.com/dhorions/boxable/wiki. If you want to help, please let us know here.

Usage examples

Create a pdf from a csv file

String data = readData("https://s3.amazonaws.com/misc.quodlibet.be/Boxable/Eurostat_Immigration_Applications.csv");
BaseTable pdfTable = new BaseTable(yStart, yStartNewPage, bottomMargin, tableWidth, margin, doc, page, true,true);
DataTable t = new DataTable(pdfTable, page);
t.addCsvToTable(data, DataTable.HASHEADER, ';');
pdfTable.draw();

Output : CSVExamplePortrait.pdf

Create a pdf from a List

List<List> data = new ArrayList();
data.add(new ArrayList<>(
               Arrays.asList("Column One", "Column Two", "Column Three", "Column Four", "Column Five")));
for (int i = 1; i <= 100; i++) {
  data.add(new ArrayList<>(
      Arrays.asList("Row " + i + " Col One", "Row " + i + " Col Two", "Row " + i + " Col Three", "Row " + i + " Col Four", "Row " + i + " Col Five")));
}
BaseTable dataTable = new BaseTable(yStart, yStartNewPage, bottomMargin, tableWidth, margin, doc, page, true, true);
DataTable t = new DataTable(dataTable, page);
t.addListToTable(data, DataTable.HASHEADER);
dataTable.draw();

Output : ListExampleLandscape.pdf

Build tables in pdf documents

BaseTable table = new BaseTable(yStart, yStartNewPage, bottomMargin, tableWidth, margin, doc, page, true,
				drawContent);
//Create Header row
Row<PDPage> headerRow = table.createRow(15f);
Cell<PDPage> cell = headerRow.createCell(100, "Awesome Facts About Belgium");
cell.setFont(PDType1Font.HELVETICA_BOLD);
cell.setFillColor(Color.BLACK);
table.addHeaderRow(headerRow);
List<String[]> facts = getFacts();
for (String[] fact : facts) {
			Row<PDPage> row = table.createRow(10f);
			cell = row.createCell((100 / 3.0f) * 2, fact[0] );
			for (int i = 1; i < fact.length; i++) {
			   cell = row.createCell((100 / 9f), fact[i]);
			}
}
table.draw();

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