[windows2000] Re: OT: Programming Questions

  • From: "Rod Falanga" <rjfalanga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 19:00:46 -0600


We use Crystal Reports which can very easily generate PDF files for the
user, even from the website (in our case an ASP.NET application).


> -----Original Message-----
> Subject: [windows2000] OT: Programming Questions
> Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 15:25:14 -0400
> From: "Sullivan, Glenn" <GSullivan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Way OT:
> We fight a constant battle with our spare parts lists... Because there
> are so many different requirements, we end up creating the same parts
> list in about 5 different formats.  One for the web, one for emailing,
> one for printing to include with the packaging, etc...
> These are essentially the same exact document, but with the included
> pictures at different resolutions.
> So I took the data involved, dropped it into some normalized tables, and
> made a quick asp.net page to pull up a given product's parts list, and
> if applicable, allow the ordering of that product from our store.
> Now what I want to do is create a higher resolution format "on the fly"
> preferably in some sort of web app, so that our customer service reps
> can print/fax (print-to-fax), our print shop can "print on demand" for
> packaging, and, ideally, the user can print a higher-res version of from
> the web page.
> Anyone have any suggestions?  How about a "create PDF on demand" type
> thing to run on a web server?
> Currently this is our ISP's web server, so anything that we add to it
> will have to be checked out pretty thoroughly, so I'm trying to get a
> jump on it.
> Thanks in advance,
> Glenn Sullivan, MCSE+I  MCDBA
> David Clark Company Inc.=20

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