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Saving PDF from Flash

Jun 27, 2012 5:28 AM

Just wondering if I can make a PDF file from data within my Flash application, using a native function say like the prinjob or do I have to utilise a third party application like AlivePDF. I have used printjob before to send flash files to printer but this time i want flash to make a PDF file specifically. Would love a native Flash solution for this, don't really like mucking about with third party components, plugins and API.

 

Any help or assistance would be quite welcome.

 
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  • kglad
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    Jun 27, 2012 6:30 AM   in reply to FlashTapper

    you can use printjob if the user has something like doPDF.  othwerwise, you can use alivepddf but i found using server-side fpdf is better.

     
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  • kglad
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    Jun 27, 2012 4:49 PM   in reply to FlashTapper

    fpdf is php code so your app would need to run on a server.  will it?

     

    also, the last time i checked alivepdf it had been neglected for a while and didn't seem to have many features.  that was version 0.1.4.6 and thibault's now on version 0.1.5 so i may be selling it short.

     

    after checking his comments about 0.1.5 i think i would give that another chance before using fpdf.  (and, if you're not running your app on a server, you won't be able to use fpdf, anyway.)

     
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    Jun 28, 2012 6:01 AM   in reply to FlashTapper

    you're welcome.

     
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    Jul 6, 2012 12:02 AM   in reply to FlashTapper

    If you want to save PDF from Flash, you can use a PDF to flash flipbook maker to do. you can import your PDF file into a flash page flipping book and then publish for Web, Mac, Mobile devices, CD, or Zip for Email.

     
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