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Topic: Converting HTML to PDF using ANYTHING!
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 52470
From: Tonegroove
Date: 5/29/2002 04:52 PM

I am having a difficult time finding a solution to this problem as well. I'm trying to find a product that can faithfully convert a web page (or frameset, for that matter) into an equivalent PDF document. ActivePDF makes a product called WebGrabber (or something) that we have just wasted our time with. It has a nasty built in layout engine, along with omitting hyperlinks and form fields. It claims to support IE, but my tests have shown it works less than half the time AND required IE 5.0 or lesser. I think thats because of the hack they use to support IE. (I'm referring to the automated dialog box okaying, which forces this SERVER product to have to run in an interactive user account) (boo!) HTMLDOC seems acceptable, considering it's free for the most part, and it's support for links (woo hoo!.. activepdf, better try again) BTW. ActivePDF's response to my asking for hyperlink support was:

">>Hyperlinks - They are underlined... but I can't click 'em.

This will not be a feature in the next version either.
"
Boo activePDF.!

Acrobat 5.0 has a magnificent Web Capture module. It works great! Hyperlinks AND HTML 4 support (minus CSS) However, the API does not expose the web capture functionality, unfortunately.

If anyone finds a good solution, please let me know!

Thanks,
Sean Aitken
sean.aitken@tekelec.nospam.com



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