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Topic: Print PDF to database
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 74482
Date: 10/18/2002 06:08 AM
I have an application written in Microsoft Access. The back end is SQL Server 2000. It is sold to a number of clients, each of whom distribute it to many sites at their locations. Basically, the program prompts users for answers, then prints out the answers, along with some other information. I capture the answers in a database, but it's become difficult to reproduce the form exactly as it looked because the questions keep changing.
I would like to print an image of the form to a field in the database, then print the form out from there. That way I could always print right from the database when I needed a reprint. Another option would be to print to a file on the hard drive, but then I'd have to upload all of those files. It could be done if I need to.
Is there a way for me to imbed a PDF printer into my application so that the users don't need to install Acrobat? I'd pay for a developer license that let me distribute. I'd like to have an ActiveX or something that I can control completely programatically. Ideally my clients wouldn't need to install anything else besides my software.
I hope I'm making sense here.