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Topic: Re: Dynamic creation / merge of PDF docs
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56928
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:22 PM

At 02:19 PM 6/15/2001 -0400, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>Hopefully, this will be clear. We have about 100 brochure-type
>pages. Over an intranet, we want the sales rep to be able to select any
>number / combination of pages, then print them with a customized cover-letter.

Seems perfectly reasonable - and very common!

>Is this possible? If so, can it be done with "standard" Acrobat tools? or
>would it require a custom server-side program?

Because the process will be taking place on a server, you MUST use
3rd party tools since Acrobat is NOT licensed for server usage. As to a
potential product, let me recommend AppendPro from Appligent
( which will do EXACTLY what you want including
the custom cover page! Also, since you didn't mention what OS platform you
plan to deploy your solution on, I'll note that AppendPro is available for
Mac OS, Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX and Digital Unix.


Leonard Rosenthol
Director of Software Development (215) 922-3509 (voice)
Appligent, Inc. (formerly Digital Applications) (610) 284-4233 (fax)

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