PDF converter for a PHP LAMP environment
Posted on 2013-12-05
We are creating a final Assessment page in Limesurvey (for those who know Limesurvey). It's a LAMP environment.
I had originally thought that we needed a PHP HTML to PDF converter, but reading through the various historical posts there appear to be too many problems with this approach, and what we really need is a converter for our core data model which is PHP based. However most of the posts are several years old and I wonder if the world has moved on since then?
I believe therefore that we want to source a converter to be able create a PDF document with the following features:
Independent of Browser - Does not depend on the Web Browser
Full CSS support
Text and Links preservered (not a screenshot)
Handles nested tables
It would be nice if it has a (switchable) JS engine built in, but this is not a prerequisite.
Free (GPL 2) source would be good but happy to pay a reasonable price (up to a few hundred bucks) if we get the right features set out of the box, but not thousands of dollars, and definitely not on a per page pricing model.
Any tips, hints or corrections would also be greatly appreciated :)