[Seaside] Re: PDF Generation

Todd Blanchard tblanchard at mac.com
Tue Nov 7 19:44:31 UTC 2006

You might look at apache's FOP library - it is in Java but you can  
call it as a web service or via OSProcess

On Nov 7, 2006, at 9:29 AM, Martin Beck wrote:

> Am Dienstag 07 November 2006 18:00 schrieb Yanni Chiu:
>> Martin Beck wrote:
>>>>> is it possible in Seaside to generate a pdf in any way from a html
>>>>> output?
>>> Thanks, I'll try it out. Do you think, its hard to implement? I only
>>> need some text and images on each pdf page.
>> The original question is not clear. Do you actually
>> need to convert HTML to PDF? Or, do you have the data
>> to generate the HTML, and you're now looking for a
>> way to generate a PDF, instead of HTML?
> In fact, I have some kind of report generation. It contains only  
> images and
> text belonging to those images. The place of those is rendered on a  
> normal
> WARenderCanvas through some predefined layouts, which take the  
> given images
> and texts for a given page of the report.
> The editing of those reports (i.e. changing images and texts)  
> happens via
> Scriptaculous meaning we use Drag & Drop and an In-Place-Editor. I  
> managed to
> get a preview view using the same layout code if I removed the  
> generated
> JavaScripts after rending the preview component.
> I now wondered whether it is possible to just exchange the renderer  
> of the
> preview view, and it renders to latex, which can easily be  
> converted to pdf.
> The reason is not to duplicate the code for the predefined  
> layouts... (They
> are classes, which render a page on a canvas).
> Btw, what is about CSS-styles when converting html to pdf? perhaps  
> it would be
> easier just to write the latex-code into each layout-class and thus  
> duplicate
> the layout style... :(
>> If you just need to generate a PDF with some text,
>> have you looked at "SPL PDF Library". See:
> tried only the tests and some those generated pdfs looked kind of  
> ugly...
> regards and thanks,
> martin
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