Coldfusion printing to PDF

I have a loop which I am going through and for each of the loop I am
building th pdf. As I go I output 1 person and all radio buttons are check
as I go to the second person none of my radio buttons are checked
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Asked:
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_agx_Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Crossed again ....

>> well it works for 1 person when i do the output.
>> But I am doing it for 1 person how? have no idea.

Possibly adobe started to implement the feature and stopped midway? I don't know .. and it doesn't really matter it's internal voodoo that we can't fix it.  AFAIK - the docs say it's not supported and I believe them.  Remember "Not supported" doesn't always mean it doesn't work at all.  It also means the behavior of something isn't guaranteed. So you shouldn't rely on it because it might not always work. That certainly seems to be the case here.

You could waste a lot of time on this or just take them at their word ;-) From my own experience and numerous threads I've seen on the topic, my advice is - don't bother.  It just doesn't work.  You're better off accepting that it's not supposed to work and modifying your code.  In the end it'll take far less time.
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strickddCommented:
Not quite sure what you mean, but it sounds like you need to check/uncheck the radio buttons each loop.
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Author Commented:
well I have users. Each user have test taken so now i need ot display the results. For the first user all radio buttons are checked, for the second and rest none of the radio buttons are checked
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strickddCommented:
how are you setting the results as checked or not? Should the first user have all checks?
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Author Commented:
it is in the coldfusion loop. And I am only outputting the completed test. so at least some options are check.

Also If i output to html then all appropriate radio buttons are checked. I am using <cfdocument format="pdf">
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_agx_Commented:
CF8 doesn't support form field creation with cfdocument. It doesn't error, but the fields don't really work right.  I haven't used it, but the CF9 docs suggest it might be supported if OpenOffice is installed.

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/ColdFusion/9.0/CFMLRef/WSc3ff6d0ea77859461172e0811cbec22c24-7c21.html
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Author Commented:
well what I doing is storing all forms into cfsavecontent and then using cfdocument
<cfsavecontent variable="printHTML">

</cfsavecontent >

<cfdocument format="pdf">
  <cfoutput>
    #variables.printHTML#
  </cfoutput>
</cfdocument>
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_agx_Commented:
>> And I am only outputting the completed test.

In that case it doesn't make to sense to generate working radio buttons anyway.  Display an image instead, like an image of check mark  

ie <img src="http://yourserver.com/folder/containing/checkmarkimage.png">
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Author Commented:
I just waned to reuse the code. that I already got
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_agx_Commented:
>> well what I doing is storing all forms into cfsavecontent and then using cfdocument

That's fine as long as it's just html. But like I said you can't create <form>'s or form fields like <input> using cfdocument.  They're not supported.  
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Author Commented:
well it works for 1 person when i do the output. OK it is html . By html has a form in it . so by removing the <form tag
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_agx_Commented:
Gah... our posts keep crossing.

>> I just waned to reuse the code. that I already got

To be 100% clear - you can't.  Not if the code contains form fields.  Not the answer you want to hear, I know. But that's the way it is. What you're trying to do just isn't supported. Sorry.
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Author Commented:
But I am doing it for 1 person how? have no idea.
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_agx_Commented:
But again it doesn't make sense to try and create working radio buttons. If the purpose of the pdf is to store results from a web form then it shouldn't be interactive anyway.  So the way I see it the problem is the goal rather than lack of support for interactive forms in <cfdocument>.

Just my $0.02
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