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Topic: Re: Tools to generate PDF
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58665
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:34 PM

At 9:57 AM -0400 9/6/00, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
> We are currently developping a Web application and we need to
>create PDF files dynamically on our web server, from
>programmatically generated postscript files.
> Do you know some tools to achieve this ? We tried Adobe Acrobat
>(PSToPDF on a distiller object), but we encountered problems
>(Distiller hangs after the generation of a PDF file).
> Thanks for your answers!
As Aandi points out, Distiller is NOT licensed (or even
suitable) for use in a server environment. You will want/need to
explore other alternatives. Depending on your OS platform (which you
neglected to mention), the follow options are available.

* Ghostscript (). Open source product
available for Mac OS, Windows and Unix platforms.

* PStill ().
Freeware/Shareware product available for Mac OS X, Windows and Unix

* ActivePDF DocConverter (). Commercial
product for Windows.

Leonard Rosenthol
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Digital Applications (215) 440-0504 (fax)

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