"Fit to page width" using Java ITextRenderer html2pdf conversion

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Project Description

We generate a html page as Java String and convert it to pdf using ITextRenderer.

The generated pdf is in vector mode, we would like to scale it to fit a certain page widht (A4 paper). We want to keep the vector representation.

We need such code, it should use free libraries or necessary code should be included as deliverable.


- The solution cannot be a css tweak because it must be dynamic independent of given page content and styles

- The implementation must be in Java. You will need to hack into Itextrenderer etc.

- Width must squeeze to fit A4 width, length is not important (preserve scale/proportionality of width x height), it will print as many pages as necessary split by A4 height.

Current code is:


* Convert HTML to PDF

* @param in HTML

* @param out PDF


public static void html2pdf(InputStream in, OutputStream out) {

try {

StringWriter sw = new StringWriter();

Tidy tidier = new Tidy();


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[url removed, login to view](in, sw);

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ITextRenderer renderer = new ITextRenderer();

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[url removed, login to view](out);


} catch (Throwable e) {

throw new RuntimeException(e);



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