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ColdFusion 8 Developer Tutorial by John Farrar

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Chapter 11. Working with PDF

PDF is a well-known technology. Not only is adding this feature better for the end users, but everyone who has a product wants to add PDF to the feature list. This tells us that if we can add PDF abilities to our web applications, it should increase the popularity and acceptance of our creations too. With the first version of ColdFusion by Adobe, the owner of PDF technologies, has included many PDF features into this version.

In this chapter, we will be looking at how to create a PDF document from common web pages. The output of the page will go to PDF, rather than HTML. We will see how to deliver the PDF to the browser, or to a file. We will also look at how to create and use PDF forms to collect and retrieve end-user ...

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