[thelist] How to convert from html, image, doc, to PDF?

Mark Howells webdev at mountain.ch
Thu May 3 02:51:55 CDT 2007

>     I've been searching for good way to do this, and i found few
> there, but not good ones, or maybe not easy to use.
> like I've to set everything x/y positions into the PDF file which is a
> very hard solution to covert DOC's.
> what I'm looking for is to have simple converter from as much as
> possible formats to PDF  using PHP
> i found this project which is not open source but they are using PHP
> and CGI to convert very big list of extensions to PDF
> if someone could tell what exactly they use to do so..

That sounds very complicated! I'd recommend the Adobe software, which  
allows you to create PDFs directly from Microsoft programs like Word  
(amongst others) directly and instantly. Or find someone with a Mac  
and ask them to do it for you, because in OS X, it's as easy as File  
» Print » Preview (which automatically creates a PDF on the fly).

Mark Howells
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