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Topic: Re: Populating PDF from database
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58192
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:30 PM

At 11:28 AM -0500 11/15/00, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>We are developing a web-based application which uses ColdFusion to
>capture user input via html in a MS SQL Server database. We would
>like to offer a "pretty" format for the user to review and print the
>information they have entered and are trying to determine whether
>PDF is the answer. We have Acrobat 4.0, but the browser user will
>have only Acrobat Reader installed. Is there a *simple* and
>*inexpensive* way we can populate PDFs on the server side then make
>them immediately available to the browser user?
Simple and inexpensive don't always go hand and hand,
especially for server-side development...

There are two options for your environment at this time:

* FDFMerge from Digital Applications ()
* PDFToolkit from ActivePDF ()

If your user isn't going to need to save the PDF documents
locally - they are only going to read & print, then you could do
client-side merging by simply returning an FDF document to the user's
browser which will then get merged with a PDF on that end.

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

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