RE: Info on Transforming to PDF
There are several options available to you for creating a PDF dynamically, depending on your platform. If you want to stick to the XML/XSL world, try XSL Formatting Objects and any of several FOPtoPDF generators. Check out http://xml.apache.org/fop/index.html for a free setup from the Apache folks. This solution would operate on your server (I think that's your option B). If you're on Cold Fusion, there are several tags out there that will help you generate a PDF file on the fly. I'm sure there are similar components for ASP and a few other platforms. Also, Adobe offers a Created PDF service (https://createpdf.adobe.com/index.pl/2023945358.59827?BP=IE&v=AHP) that might suit. Not sure about the ability to automatically print out the document though. I don't think you can use the browser's scripting engine to tell another app to print something (I hope not anyway). And I'm not sure if you can do some sort of "onLoad" script within the PDF file to tell Acrobat to print. The user may have to hit the button themselves. Hope that helps. Scott Hi, I have a requirement for users to start printing web pages in PDF format. Can anyone tel me the most appropriate method and where would be the best place to start researching it? The assumption is a 'Print' button somewhere on my HTML page that will either (a) generate PDF document and automatically print it (b) retrieve the 'already' generated PDF document and print; or (c) present the user with a PDF document which they must click the print button in the PDF toolbar. As not everyone will want to print I guess option A or C would be the most practical (if in fact option any of these options are even available) Thanks all! __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! SiteBuilder - Free, easy-to-use web site design software http://sitebuilder.yahoo.com XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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