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Prevent new pdf window and/or close submit connection without extra prompts

Posted on 2008-10-21
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Hello all.  I have been able to submit a pdf file to a web server using the php code below.
<?php
$fptr = fopen("C:\php\blah.pdf", "w");
fputs($fptr, $HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA);
fclose($fptr);
?>
However, when using this code.  The pdf submits correctly, but it opens a new pdf ...I think with the website inside the pdf.  Because there is no text on the website.  I cant really tell what it is doing.  However, when I try to close the pdf, I get several warnings about an open data connection and saving the results.  
Ideally I dont want those warnings.  It will only confuse people.

I wouldnt mind however, if the new pdf opened with the text submission successful and a button to close the file with no additional warnings.  I just want this to submit as easily as possible with minimum warnings.

Thanks
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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I've never seen the warnings - but as I said before, I've also never used ASP or PHP.

When you submit a form, you want some confirmation that your form was successfully submitted - on the web, you would get a page that confirms that, with Acrobat, Adobe expects you to provide a PDF that would indicate that. You can actually just send a text response, and Acrobat will turn that into a PDF file.

Try to send something back, just so that you can see more than just a blank page. This may get rid of the warnings (or it may not...).
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krkremer,

Good to have you back :)  Ok I was able to add some html as a title and that now shows up in the pdf document.  So now there is a single line that says Submission Successful.  When I try to close the new pdf.  I get a save yes/no prompt.  I dont suppose there is a way to stop that?
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Only the full Adobe Acrobat application will prompt to save the file, Reader (because it cannot save the file) will just close it. As far as I know, there is no way to not show that dialog.
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[Was not really ready to submit yet]
... at least not when you have Acrobat create the PDF file for you. Try to provide a PDF file from the server. In this case, the document does not need to be converted by Acrobat, and you may not get the save dialog.
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After a quick test, it turns out that I was wrong: Even with a PDF file, you still get the prompt. So, there is no way around that.
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Ok thanks Kremer I appreciate all your help
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