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Topic: Re: Can this be done with Postscript?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56614
From: picax
Date: 5/29/2002 05:20 PM


The PostScript language alows to read and write files, but the .PS
files generated by applications usually can't use this powerful feature.

> My question is - Can a postscript file get variables from a database
> somehow before/when it is distilled?

Yes, Acrobat Distiller is a PostScript interpreter and can accept read
and write features, and dynamic file generation (with read and write
inputs). If your database creates a file with the output variables (with
labels or character separators), a PS tool designed to this can read
this file data and build anything including another PostScript file.

> Or could I create the postscript file on the fly then distill?
> What would i use to create a postscript file on the fly?

As we have said before on the fly through the Distiller we can read
data and write files all together. If when we have created this new PS
file, we have copied in the 'IN' folder inside the Distiller Watched
Folders (and we have activated this function, of course!) we can create
automatically the .PDF of this file.

We need to study accurately your case to find the appropriate solution.
If I can help you in this project I offer you my collaboration.

Marc Antoni Malagarriga

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