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Old January 10th, 2008, 10:16 AM
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Default Populate Adobe PDF with html form data

Does anyone know of a way to populate an Adobe pdf dynamically with html form data ? I really don't want to use 3rd party software.


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Old January 10th, 2008, 08:33 PM
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To create .doc and .xls documents yes no problem however .pdf's IME there is no way without 3rd party software. If someone has found a way id love to see it.

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There is no "out of the box" way to simply say "take this dataset and turn it into a PDF" in ASP even in .NET there is no one control that can take an arbitary dataset and convert it right to a PDF. (Granted the ReportViewer control can export data from Report Files to PDF but that is over kill) Anyway I digress.

This is one of those secnarios where you need to look at Buy vs. Build. If this is for a personal project and you have the time to mess around and create a COM component or the like that can create PDF files, by all means have at it. On the other hand if this is a project for a client it is better for both parties if you just buy a component and call it a day. You will save your client money and you will save your self the stress of having to create said control.

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Thanks. That's pretty much what I thought. I am going to look at a product from Winnovative Solutions : http://www.winnovative-software.com/buy.aspx

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Chaps,

I did find when researching the same issue the following tutorial.


http://dypso.free.fr/tech/generer_pd...edure-2-en.php


I have got this to work but being a beginer in asp and SQL i have not been able to do anything really impactive with the code.

If anyone who really understands the process can improve on the code please let us all know.

Cheers

Aspless






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