Maybe a dumb question, but what about using CSS to establish the print layout of a web page, then print through one of the PDF renderers like CutePDF or whatever is your favorite?

Maybe also I'm not replying to the topic at hand - sorry, haven't followed the entire thread.

Vern

Aaron Bartell wrote:
I think the scenario is slightly different in that the HTML pages actually
go through a rendering process (i.e. the HTML is parsed and such) and then
put into a PDF. I don't know how much that adds to the process.

In the end I think what Nathan is going for is the ease of creating a nice
looking web page that can subsequently double as a report without any
additional work other than running the generated HTML through a conversion
process. For those of us that have tried to create nice looking PDF reports
from scratch using things like iText, you can really appreciate how easy
tools like HTML2PDF4i make it.

Aaron Bartell
http://mowyourlawn.com
http://mowyourlawn.com/blog/


On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 8:29 AM, <JDHorn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Anybody try Coolspools? Can't speak to the performance issue with numbers,
but it seems much faster than the numbers here. We have a sales management
system that creates 60,000 small pdf's every sunday. we've been using it
for years. I just did a test. It converted a 130 page spool file to a pdf
in 4 seconds (on a 520), a 640 page spool file in 10 seconds.

Jim Horn

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