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[archive] Creating pdf on a linux srv with acuconnect (for viewing/printing with thin client)

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I'm looking for a simple solution for printing to a pdf file (on a linux acu-connect server)
With the thin client I want to open this file, which then easily can be printed.

I've read solutions as printing to a postscript file and then converting to pdf with ps2pdf. But I think that the postscript printer then want some interaction about where to save this file (which of course I want to pre-define).

Who has (better) ideas about how to create easily a pdf file on a linux acuconnect server without any interaction such as where to save this file?

Thanks.
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RE: [archive] Creating pdf on a linux srv with acuconnect (for viewing/printing with thin client)

We use a PDF print driver and handle everything on the Windows side.

http://cutepdf.com/Solutions/pdfwriter.asp

We use this solution for Windows or thin client. You should see some other threads on here about this solution.

Rob
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RE: [archive] Creating pdf on a linux srv with acuconnect (for viewing/printing with thin client)

Thanks for your reaction.

But I think this need some extra explanation.
I want to use the web thin client, so customers can easily login everywhere. When I use this windows client solution the customer always has to install a windows client driver like cute-pdf.

That's why I?m looking for a possibility to create the pdf file on the server (linux/acuconnect) without interaction where to save this file.

Ed
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RE: [archive] Creating pdf on a linux srv with acuconnect (for viewing/printing with thin client)

We are using pdf.php It is a php program to convert text file to pdf. It works pretty fast and has several options. It is free and we have it running on our Linux Thin Client Server.

You have to have php installed on the Linux server for it to work.

http://us2.php.net/pdf

Here is where we picked up the file and the manual.

If you are interested I can send you the code we are using.

You can contact me at milton@mcs-medical.com
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RE: [archive] Creating pdf on a linux srv with acuconnect (for viewing/printing with thin client)

I'm using txt2pdf, for reports and invoices, works great. You can find it at

http://www.sanface.com
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RE: [archive] Creating pdf on a linux srv with acuconnect (for viewing/printing with thin client)

We use Apache FOP to create PDF files on a linux server.
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RE: [archive] Creating pdf on a linux srv with acuconnect (for viewing/printing with thin client)

Hi,

You could take the text file and convert it to postscript using enscript, and then use ps2pdf to convert from postscript to pdf. For example:-

enscript --landscape --font="Courier7" --ps-level=2 --no-header -o file.ps file.txt
ps2pdf file.ps file.pdf


That's my 2 cents worth anyway 🙂

Ian
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