It's not fun to build a .pdf this way, but this may help...
On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 12:15 PM, Matthew Roth <matthew.g.r...@yale.edu>
> Thanks Erick. That is as anticipated. Scouring my other resources didn't
> indicate the existence of a PDF writer. I thought I'd try the group be
> embarking on a custom solution.
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 11:58 AM, Erick Erickson <erickerick...@gmail.com>
> > There's no PDF writer that I know of, and I doubt there's much
> > enthusiasm for creating one as part of Solr. ResponseWriters are
> > pluggable so this would certainly be possible.
> > At root, in a response writer you just have a map of key/value pairs
> > (it's a little more complicated than that, but not much) that you can
> > do whatever you want with, either on Solr or on a SolrJ client.
> > Not much help I know...
> > Best,
> > Erick
> > On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 10:01 AM, Matthew Roth <matthew.g.r...@yale.edu>
> > wrote:
> > > Hi Group,
> > >
> > > Is there a documented or preferred path to have a PDF response writer?
> > am
> > > using solr 5.3.x for an internal project. I have an XSL-FO
> > > that I am able to return via the XSLT response writer. Is there a
> > > documented way to produce a PDF via solr? Alternatively, I was
> > of
> > > passing the response through an eXist-db instance  we have running.
> > > However, a pdf response writer would be ideal.
> > >
> > > Best,
> > > Matt
> > >
> > >  http://exist-db.org/