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HTML to PDF Web Service
paul_owen




msg:4335259
 4:49 pm on Jul 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

We are looking for an HTML to PDF conversion web service.

The requirements are:

We can send either a URL or the actual HTML code to the web service.
The web service returns the PDF file or a link to the PDF file.
The PDF must be editable.
Reliability is very important.
Cost is not a factor.

Thanks,
Paul.

 

andrewsmd




msg:4335846
 4:33 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

You are looking on how to do it or looking for someone to do it for you? You could probably use mpdf for that and read any page with curl and create the pdf from that. As far as it being editable, what do you mean? Someone would need acrobat pro to be able to edit it.

Mr Bo Jangles




msg:4335893
 5:34 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

'The Google' provides a lot of suggestions - but I too would like recommendations.

andrewsmd




msg:4335894
 5:37 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

Well that would be my recommendation, to use mpdf and curl. I'm not going to write the script for you.

paul_owen




msg:4335911
 6:05 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

I am not looking for someone to write the script for me, thank you very much Andrew and I find your assumption insulting. Since you are a "senior member" of this forum I'd expect you to be a little less abrupt with new people.

I am looking for a recommendation as to the best ASP (web-service) since we have very limited options with the specific server right now due to our client.

We did do a Google search but have found the results to either script-kiddie solutions or questionable sites, etc.

By "editable" I mean the PDF that is generated can be edited by Acrobat or similar PDF editor, as in not locked. There is a difference here as not all PDFs can be edited by Acrobat Pro.

Thanks,
Paul.

coopster




msg:4336311
 12:01 pm on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

Have you considered Adobe themselves?
https://www.acrobat.com/createpdf/en/home.html

andrewsmd




msg:4336338
 1:33 pm on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

I didn't mean to offend you, you were just very vague and a lot of people post on here wanting things done for them. If you're using asp, I've used itextsharp for that. I think it's free. Not for sure if the pdfs it creates are locked or not. By the way, there is a microsoft forum on this website. If you have asp questions, you might find better luck posting there.

andrewsmd




msg:4336346
 1:54 pm on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

By the way, I found this on adobe's site. [adobe.com...]

henry0




msg:4336489
 5:33 pm on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

Do you by any chance mean interactive instead of editable?

andrewsmd




msg:4336519
 6:11 pm on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

That's what I meant by this question "As far as it being editable, what do you mean?" Editable to move things around in the pdf, or editable so a user could fill out fields in the pdf and print it?

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