html -> pdf without fdf?
Posted on 2004-04-19
Is there any way to take data from an HTML (using PHP) form submitted by a user, send the data to a MySQL database, AND populate a PDF form (produced with Acrobat 6) WITHOUT using the FDF toolkit from Adobe or other pdf libs that have to be installed on the server?
I'm developing a web application under a huge time-crunch and my hosting provider doesn't have the FDF toolkit installed, and I don't think they'll do it for me. I can't take the time to find another provider right now, and I've seen some ways of populating PDFs with form data that don't require installing/compiling any dlls or modules, etc.
Anyone have any experience with this? I already have the form, and can handle the SQL coding, but I need a way to populate the PDF apart from installing anything on the server, if possible.