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Article:
  Dynamically Creating PDFs in a Web Application
Subject:   coordinate based tools
Date:   2003-06-20 02:19:38
From:   anonymous2
Response to: coordinate based tools

Hmm, you are talking about 'Advanced iText' only and ignoring the 'Simple iText' functionality. iText allows you to work with a com.lowagie.text.Document-object and add high-level objects such as Paragraph, Phrase, Chunk,...
In that case, you needn't know anything about the coordinate system. You just keep on adding objects and if the end of a page is reached, a new page is automatically started (as one would expect).