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Topic: RE: How-to questions.
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57416
From: Deleted User
Date: 5/29/2002 05:25 PM
Have a browse through DigiApp (http://www.digapp.com), and Sanface
(http://www.sanface.com) also check out PDFStore (http://www.pdfstore.com)
for prebuilt solutions.
If you are in for a challenge you could build a complete system around
PDFLib(by Thomas Merz), which allows you to generate PDF files without the
need to know a heck of a lot about PDF structures etc.
Also http://www.fastio.com/tiff2pdf.html Is a command line tool to convert
TIFF to PDF's.
And Ghostscript which can convert Postscript files to PDF
And last but not least HTML 2 PDF -
If you can create a Postscript file (PS) from your App, then you are half
way there, as most of the apps listed above will convert that PS file to PDF
one more URL - Adobe Developers Assoc. - http://partners.adobe.com
I think I overdosed on URL's :) ...
ps. I got all of these URL's from one of the Planet PDF Newsletters :) -
That made life easy.
> Currently, our web server application communicates with one of our Windows
> applications and uses Lead tools to take a screen capture and convert it
> to a GIF file. The GIF file is then sent to the browser in an HTML page
> for viewing.
> Ideally, I would like to create a PDF file instead of a GIF file. So here
> are my questions...
> 1) Can the PDF file can be created directly (using a tool other than Lead
> Tools Snapshot, which doesn't support PDF files)?
> 2) If not, how much quality will I lose converting the
> GIF file to a PDF file? The images are typically of scaled floor plan
> 3) What tool should I use for #1 or #2.
> 4) What can I use to print the PDF files in a browser? I know Adobe has an
> ActiveX control, but it doesn't appear to be documented (and Netscape
> users would require a plug-in to use it)