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Topic: Re: PDF downloads from a data file?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57959
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:29 PM

At 9:55 AM -0500 1/22/01, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>I am trying to determine if it is possible create PDF files on the
>fly so they can be downloaded.

Of course!

>Here is how this would be used:
>-A list of invoices that meet certain search criteria is returned as
>a list on a web page (using Java technologies + going against a main
>frame application.)
>-The user determines they want to download some invoices (i.e. 8 of 10).
>-What we would like to happen is that those eight invoices are
>written in to seperate pdf files whose name matches the invoice
>number (ie. 12345.pdf)

I would look at a library like PDFlib
() for producing PDF documents from Java and
other languages.

>-The user can download these eight with one click and put them into
>a specific directory.

I don't believe that you can have the browser download 8
files with a single click, nor force the directory they go into.

One thing you COULD do is have the 8-10 documents merged into
a single document (or produce that way) and then have that document

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

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