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Creating PDF's on the Fly

     
7:03 am on Jun 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi, I am running a site on a server with Centos installed and am having trouble finding the right module to install to enable the use of the pdf_new() functionality so I can create PDF's of HTML pages on the fly.

Which module am I supposed to install to get this working? Is there a recommended module?

Thanks in advance.
8:58 pm on Jun 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi there Username,

What version of PHP does this server have on it? As a quick look on the manual states that it needs PHP v4 or greater... Just a thought there ;)

[uk2.php.net ]

Cheers,
MRb
9:31 pm on Jun 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi, the server has php 5, so should be no problems running the add on module. Question is which module needs to be installed?
7:49 am on Jun 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Have you checked the PDF Requirements [uk2.php.net] and PDF Installation [uk2.php.net] pages in the PHP manual - they appear to offer information on how to proceed? Sorry, I can't be more help than that.
10:17 am on Jun 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thanks. It certainly seems that PDFLIb is the one. I will look into the commercial licensing costs though.
12:08 pm on Jun 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I will look into the commercial licensing costs though.


Before you do that, I'd recommend looking in to FPDF or TCPDF. Or there is also a Pear package "File_PDF" available which is based on FPDF.
2:11 pm on Jun 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Another option is the open source project DOMPDF [code.google.com].
 

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