Server side PDF manipulation and creation

Mirko Fluher mir at
Mon Mar 22 15:12:58 CST 2004

On Tue, 23 Mar 2004, David Dick wrote:

> I'm using pdfs for printing from a web based application at the moment. 
>   Extremely simple strategy involves creating a HTML 3.2 document and 
> then running html2ps and ps2pdf over it.  From everything i've heard 
> htmldoc is another popular substitute for this type of short cut.  Would 
> this be good enough for what you have in mind?
> ADFH wrote:
> > I've used iText in a Java environment before to create and manipulate
> > existing PDFs. I was curious on similar solutions in Perl.
> > 
> > Some of the things I stumbled across in CPAN seemed a little primitive
> > in comparison, but perhaps I didn't delve far enough.
> > 
> > What have people done with their PDF tools?
> > Any caveats?
> > 
> > Primary purpose in this case is to provide customised application forms
> > etc. to clients from a website.
> > 
Try OpenOffice.

Mirko Fluher

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