Planet PDF Forum Archive

Planet PDF ForumWowsers! This is page is old, head to the LIVE Planet PDF Forum. It features more than 10 conferences, covering everything from beginner to in-depth developer and pre-press discussions. If you wish to continue... one & two archive covers 1999-2011 (160,000 pages).

New Forum | Previous | Next | (P-PDF) Developers

Topic: Create PDFs on the fly, from HTML (sans Postscript)
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 139166
From: jschwarz
Date: 9/9/2005 06:50 AM

Hi PDF Experts.

I have an application written in VB-like code (specifically, Lotusscript) on a server, which creates reports on the fly based on user choices and displays it in the browser. I want to convert the output from HTML to PDF, and email it (and possibly to display in the browser).

But there is a constraint: I don't want to take the intermediate Postscript step because it loses too much formatting (like the background color and table borders).

I also don't want to create a PDF file from scratch using PDF Library. That will take much more time and resources than are available. Also, we've already created the output in HTML, why should we now have it two places (one for HTML output and one for PDF output). I want to convert the output I already have.

There don't seem to be any Adobe products that can do this (maybe Elements Server?).

So how can I convert HTML output to PDF without losing any formatting in VB-like code?


PDF In-Depth Free Product Trials Ubiquitous PDF

Debenu Aerialist

The ultimate plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Advanced splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarking, and link...

Download free demo

Debenu PDF Tools Pro

It's simple to use and will let you preview and edit PDF files, it's a Windows application that makes...

Download free demo

Five visions of a PDF Day

In the world of PDFs or as we like to say Planet (of) PDF, a year isn't a real PDF year without an intense few days of industry knowledge sharing.

May 15, 2018
Platinum Sponsor

Search Planet PDF
more searching options...
Planet PDF Newsletter
Most Popular Articles
Featured Product

Debenu PDF Aerialist

The ultimate plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Advanced splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarking, and link control. Take Acrobat to the next level.


Adding a PDF Stamp Comment

OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.