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From Tim Pushor <>
Subject Re: Printer friendly output
Date Sun, 21 Dec 2003 15:42:05 GMT

I would look into making a PDF.

I have done something similar - a customer once wanted to be able to 
print or fax invoices from a web form, so I filled in postscript 
templates, and sent to mgetty+sendfax (via ghostscript) or to a local 

This was a while ago.

Now, I would certainly look into PDF generation (in fact, I plan on in 
the near future). There are C libraries and perl modules that will allow 
you to generate PDF's. This is (IMO) The ultimate in creating print 
ready forms.


Chris Marschall wrote:

>Hello all,
>I'm developing a book keeping application, and would like to be able to
>print out reports in a nice A4 formatted size page.
>I was wondering how this might be done.
>An example of what I'm trying to do would be in printing an invoice that
>appears as HTML, and just being able to choose "print page", or clicking
>on something like "printer friendly output" etc.
>What is done to the "printer friendly output" to make it format correctly?
>Any ideas of pointers to documented examples would be very helpful.
>Thanks in advance.
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