Generate dynamic PDFs from RoR apps


#1

Forgive me for the shameless promotion but I’m posting because I think
you guys might find this useful.

I’d like to spread the word to the PHP community about a new website
that we’ve launched called Online PDF Printer
(www.onlinepdfprinter.com).

It’s a service that lets developers integrate dynamic PDF creation and
downloading into their web-enabled applications with just a few lines
of code.

All you have to do is sign up for an API key, upload your document
templates and POST data to our server. We handle everything else. A
stream of PDF data is passed back to your application and you can save
it as a file, prompt the user to download it right then and there or
push it into a database.

We’d love to have anybody and everybody come check out the site, sign
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Thanks!

-Kevin Kaiser
SiteQuarters / Online PDF Printer

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#2

Or for free, use PDF-Writer or JasperSoft reports

http://ruby-pdf.rubyforge.org/pdf-writer/
http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/howtointegratejasperreports?s[]=reporting


#3

On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 9:09 PM, E. Litwin removed_email_address@domain.invalid
wrote:

Or for free, use PDF-Writer or JasperSoft reports

http://ruby-pdf.rubyforge.org/pdf-writer/
http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/howtointegratejasperreports?s[]=reporting

Or Prawn http://prawn.majesticseacreature.com

Andrew T.
http://ramblingsonrails.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewtimberlake

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education” - Mark Twain


#4

Or, for the hardcore, LaTeX. Certainly not new, but still a standard
if you need serious page layout stuff.

–Matt J.

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#5

Matt J. wrote:

Or, for the hardcore, LaTeX. Certainly not new, but still a standard
if you need serious page layout stuff.

TeX is easier to write than PostScript/PDF, but PDF has the edge on
complex layout.

(Whether any of the Rails PDF plugins will take advantage of all those
features is another question.)

–Matt J.

Best,

Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
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