creating pdfs to send in email

Dear Experts,

I have an invoice database that automatically sends invoices via email. I was wondering how i would create a pdf and send it as an attachment in that email using php?

Many Thanks
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Sudaraka WijesingheWeb Application ProgrammerCommented:
Try FPDF ( It's easy to use once you get the hang of it.

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maccaj51Author Commented:
Sudaraka, thanks for ur speedy reply... looks very useful...

How would you produce a pdf and attach it for download on an email produced by a php script?
tcpdf, you can generate it and save it using the tmpfile or tmpnam depending on if you output to a filehandle or direct to a file, then send the file via email, when the php script finishes it removes the tmp files automaticly
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Sudaraka WijesingheWeb Application ProgrammerCommented:
If the amount of memory you have available permits, you can also get the PDF content into a variable using 'S' as the second parameter of the FPDF::Output

Sending it as a email attachment is a separate thing as from generating the PDF. Search on and you will find many PHP classes that supports MIME attachments.
maccaj51Author Commented:
Thanks for all your help!
Sudaraka WijesingheWeb Application ProgrammerCommented:
Glad to help. Thanks for the points.
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