[thelist] creating PDF's from Flash and controlling resulting fonts

klute soundres9 at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 6 22:37:42 CDT 2003

Hi All,

My friend and I are trying to finalize what
technologies we will be using in an upcoming project.
Here is what needs to be done:

The data (e.g. anual sales report) will be put into
XML format and pulled into Flash to create various
visual charts. The labels' fonts of these charts will
need to be dynamic and probably truetype. The
resulting charts with their labels will then be saved
into PDF documents. 

I will be using Java or PHP to do this. The biggest
problem we have so far is coming up with a solution
that provides decent support for fonts. Has anyone
done something similar before? 

Some of the tools/libraries that we found are:

1) www.flash2pdf.com whose support for embedded fonts
may not be adequate for us. 
2) www.fpdf.org and www.pdflib.com which seem more
robust for pdf creation but integrating Flash
components become a challenge.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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