Hi Thanks for the quick replies. My apologies - I am new at developing web applications with server side processing, and sometimes I don't know what questions to ask or what info to supply. I did search some web forums for info but was unsuccessful - I didn't think to Google. I am using an Apache server with the scripts written in PHP. The data to fill the tables on the forms (i.e. the ones I want to produce pdfs for) comes from a Mysql database. I am unsure of the version of PHP or Mysql. I am aware that the versions can often make a big difference, and I will try and dig this info out if critcal in this case. I will investigate the links provided - they look promising. Once again thanks. Santilal -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Mark Groen Sent: Thursday, 22 February 2007 12:21 p.m. To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Generating PDF files On Wednesday 21 February 2007 15:04, Santilal Parbhu wrote: >......... > I am developing an application that creates a sports draw and results > table. The draw depends on the number of teams entered which is unknown > until after the teams have all entered. Currently, the draw is served as a > html file, which is rendered in the user's browser. What I want to be able > to do is to create a pdf file which people can download. My reason for > this is so that I can have greater control over what the final printed out > version looks like. > > Can anyone help. Lots of people on this list can help, especially if you help us a bit by telling us what server technology you prefer (IIS, Apache, Sun etc.) and what language you prefer to code with (ASP, PHP,Python etc.). And what you have already found or tried would help immensely, it's a real guess otherwise and no one wants to spend time on something that may be totally unrelated to your situation. For instance, a quick Google on the evolt.org site brings up conversations about just such a thing going back to at least 2001: <http://www.google.ca/search?num=30&hl=en&safe=off&q=generating+pdf+on+the+s erver+site%3Aevolt.org&btnG=Search&meta=> Let's assume you have an Apache server you can add a library to, if it's not already there. PDFLib: <http://uk.php.net/manual/en/faq.using.php#faq.using.freepdf> -- cheers, mark -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !