The simple helloworld exmample from 1.7 will work. However the pdf example will not work. It complains about a noclassdeffound for com/lowagie/text/DocumentException. I found that between 1.7 and 2.0, there was a change in the iText jar. In 2.0, we use pentaho-solutions\system\BIRT\plugins\com.lowagie.itext_1.5.2.v20070710\lib\iText-2.0.8.jar. In 1.7, we use version 1.5.2. I replaced the 1.5.2 jar in 2.0 with the 2.0.8 jar, and I still received an error.