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Topic: Re: Need server side utility to create PDF on the fly.
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57783
From: Dege
Date: 5/29/2002 05:28 PM

At 23:58 2001-03-14 -0500, you wrote:
>From: "Rohan"
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>I am developing a web based marketing materials library.
>
>Users are to be able to upload their original docs and these could be in any
>format from Word to Corel to Indesign to PageMaker to jpg etc etc etc.

Converting all those formats to PDF will be a nightmare. Why not limit the users to a few fileformats that are easily converted into PDF such as EPS, PS and TIFF. The utility that I would choose for this task would be the OneVision Asura (www.one-vision.com), thats the number one app for serverside automatic ripping and conversion to PDF.

>I need a server side utility/library to create 2 things on the fly upon
>upload :
>1. PDF file of the uploaded doc (for preview before download of large
>original file)

PDF as preview only ? Why not use PDF as the fileformat for download ? I know I certainly wouldnt want to download datafiles which might contain viruses and stuff (such as Office Word .DOC format). By using PDF as the distribution format, you can accomplish a lot of things which you otherwise will have problems with.

1. Interoperability - PDF files can be opened on ANY platform with free tools and can be made to look exactly the same on any platform.
2. File size - PDF files weigh less if created right.
3. Security - No evil macro viruses in your files.
4. Digital Rights - PDF is excellent for implementing digital rights management schemes and protecting the information.

>2. Thumbnail image of the uploaded doc (for preview of the recources in a
>category), possibly jpeg or even one pdf page with several thumbs for
>multiple page docs.

Handmade software has made a software called Image Alchemy which can convert most of the filesystems out there to JPEG. If using the OneVision Asura that I mentioned earlier, you can output EPS and convert that to JPEG for example.

>Can anyone recommend something please ? or even point me in the right
>direction to look elsewhere please ?

www.axpa.se
www.one-vision.com


Sincerely


Daniel Gustafson
Axpa Electronics AB, Sweden


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>Bridea.
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