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February 26, 2006, 5:59 am
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I realise there is a lot written on this subject, but as a newcomer I'm
not having much luck finding a solution to my particular problem.
Grateful for your help!
I need customers to be able to enter information into a form and
receive a non-editable PDF document, by email and/or in the browser,
containing that information (with a specific layout based on a
template) after submitting the data.
I have found numerous libraries like PDFkit etc that might well do
this. I'm not sure if I can install the library onto my host server
though - is it normal to be able to do this?
There's also the Acrobat forms option. However, I need this to be fool
proof. If the client does not currently have Acrobat reader installed
on their computer, would they not be able to view the PDF form, thus
limiting accessibility? I also want to avoid FDF if possible because it
seems that, again, there's the potential for the browser not to open
the file properly, or problems if the client doesn;t already have
Acrobat reader installed.
Is there anything more simple? Should I be using Acrobat forms? I'm
I'd appreciate your views.
My site is hosted on a Linux server.
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