From: John T. Jarrett (john_at_logontexas.com)
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 17:01:49 GMT
Hey, that's my username!
Ok, back to work...
I use http://www.ros.co.nz/pdf/ to put a pdf of a contract up with the
customer's info already inserted so they can just print it off after
storing or retrieving it from a MySQL database.
I'm not sure how well it will do FDF format...the version I use
predates that :>)
Two benefits to this one:
1) it is free
2) it is simple...maybe too simple...but works great
John T. Jarrett
"Jay Jarrett" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I'm looking for information regarding FDF file generation using form
> from php.
> What I would like to do is:
> 1. Enter information by form on a page via a browser.
> 2. Store this info in a MySQL database.
> 3.Call this info to populate a preexisting FDF file.
> 4. Output this back via browser by means of PDF.
> For example: I would create a PDF of an invoice (or whatever), then
> form fields in the PDF using Acrobat, and export an FDF file.
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> The fields with "variable" in the name will be populated with user
> from PHP/MySQL.
> I'm sure this is very simple, but I am very new to PHP, so go
> Basically, what I need is some help or examples on how to make form
> populate a database, save it there, place the data into the FDF
> save it to the server. Maybe even create the FDF file itself. I'm
> are a number of ways to accomplish what I am trying to do.
> I have done this in Coldfusion, but I need this in PHP. Any and all
> and/or comments regarding this will be greatly appreciated.