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Topic: Re: Help! Need some information please!
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57228
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:24 PM

At 12:24 PM -0500 1/2/01, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>Hello. I am a developer who is needing some information regarding
>using Adobe PDF files on the web.

OK, we're always happy to help around here...

>I have an application that is currently generating MS Word documents
>on the fly. It takes information from forms a user has filled out
>and generates a document containing the information.

That's certainly one way to do it!

>My question is, can you automate Acrobat to create PDF's on the fly
>(and then save them to the server or e-mail them)?

Not only can't Acrobat itself do this, BUT Acrobat is also
don't licensed for use on a server (in fact, it's a violation of the

HOWEVER, there are other 3rd party products out there that
are designed for server usage that can generate PDF documents. Do
you still wish to start with Word (.doc files) as the starting point
for your PDF documents, or do you think that you'll change to some
other format? A good starting point for you is probably the
PlanetPDF () tools area which has a LARGE
database of available programs and libraries for you to look into.

BEWARE of companies that claim to do Word->PDF conversion on
the server as some of them (not all, there are good folks out there!)
don't care that they are breaking the law with the Acrobat EULA

>If so, what do I need for software (for the server and client)? Any
>other help (e.g. finding syntax, tips, etc.) is appreciated.
The only thing your client would need is Acrobat Reader!

Leonard Rosenthol
Sr. Software Engineer (215) 922-3509 (voice)
Digital Applications (215) 440-0504 (fax)

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