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Creating simple PDF files

Creating simple PDF files in Delphi Object PASCAL topic (part of our Pascal and Delphi Coding group).

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hyp3n0zy5
Is there a free unit, component or tutorial for creating PDF files? I only need very basic features. Just be able to insert some simple text and pictures in a PDF.
If somebody has experience with a good commercial PDF product, i also like to hear. But for what i need, i hope there's something free.
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Rick Carter
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I could be wrong, but I think I may have seen something at http://delphi.about.com -- you may want to take a look around there.

If you only occasionally need to create PDFs for your own use, I believe there's a web service somewhere that will do that for you.
Rick Carter
Chair, Delphi/Paradox SIG
Cincinnati PC Users Group
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Post ID #11380 (Level 1.1)  Reply to 11377
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Daniel Fought
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This is a very good PDF writer that accepts input from any windows application.

http://www.primopdf.com/

Dan Fought
Senior Programmer Analyst
Prestwood IT Solutions
http://www.prestwood.com

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Danial Fought is a senior programmer analyst with Prestwood IT where he develops custom Windows software and custom websites. When Dan is not coding for clients, he participates in this online community. Coding specialties include Paradox/ObjectPAL, MS Access, Visual Basic, and VS.Net/VB.Net.

Post ID #12470 (Level 1.2)  Reply to 11377
Reply Posted 2/12/2008 3:12:30 PM
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Wes Peterson
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Like Dan, I like Primo PDF - a lot. It is so simple to install and use, and the PDFs it produces are gorgeous. It behaves just like any other "printer." That is, once installed, Primo PDF becomes one of your printer choices.

So, any application that can print, can now generate PDFs.

However, if you're a Delphi programmer, and want to incorporate PDF generation directly into your application, my favorite way is to use the PDF Export component that's included in Fast Reports. As with Primo PDF, the generated PDFs are superb.

Better yet, you don't have to write a single line of code to add PDF output to your reports!

Fast Reports isn't free, but it must be the bargain of the century. I can't imagine working without it.

http://fast-report.com/en/

Incidentally, Fast Reports includes other expoters: XLS, HTML, Text,  and a handful of image formats.  Now your end users can email reports to others, in whatever formats you decide you want to support.

Wes Peterson
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Prestwood IT Solutions
http://www.prestwood.com

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Wes Peterson is a Senior Programmer Analyst with Prestwood IT Solutions where he develops custom Windows software and custom websites using .Net and Delphi. When Wes is not coding for clients, he participates in this online community. Prior to his 10-year love-affair with Delphi, he worked with several other tools and databases. Currently he specializes in VS.Net using C# and VB.Net. To Wes, the .NET revolution is as exciting as the birth of Delphi.


Post ID #12471 (Level 1.3)  Reply to 11377
Reply Posted 2/12/2008 8:01:43 PM
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the7son_ms
Raymond, MS USA

The following site has a free software that converts text to pdf and no it is not an x-rated site.

 www.adultpdf.com/products/txttopdf/index.html

I have been using it for over a year to convert text based reports into pdf files.  I use Delphi to run SAS routines at the DOS level, generate text reports and then execute a DOS command to automatically engage the txttopdf routine to convert the given report into a pdf file. 

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Reply Posted 2/12/2008 2:13:02 PM
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