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Thread: Save form as .pdf file?

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    Hey everyone!

    So I'm new to programming and I'm making a form with NetBeans using Swing and ultimately I want to know if there is any way to save the form as a .pdf file? It can look like an image. I just need it to print it. After i save the fine, I want go back and use it again? Is this at all possible? What criteria must I meet to do this?

    this is an application i'm making that's only supposed to be ran on the desktop. so idk if i need a database for it? any help is appreciated.


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    Default Re: Save form as .pdf file?

    Is there a requirement for the PDF file format? If not, you could theoretically just save the form in some other easy file type (one example could be through serialization), and print the form when necessary (Printing). If a requirement is to use a PDF, then you will have to resort to 3rd party libraries, such as PDFBox

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    Default Re: Save form as .pdf file?

    This thread has been cross posted here:

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    Default Re: Save form as .pdf file?

    Darryl, sorry for not posting the link here. I wasn't too sure on the rules. I'll be sure to do it next time.

    Copeg, I don't think there is a requirement as to what file type to save it, but my friend preferred PDF. I'll take a look at the 3rd party program. Thank You!! I'll post here if I have more questions.

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