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Cherry Cool
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Joined: Apr 17, 2008
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Hi,
I had a requirement where i need to print the pdf which will generate dynamically.I was able to generate the pdf dynamically depending on user interaction.I was stuck up with some problem on how to give the print functionality to that pdf when uder clicks on print button i n a jsp.Please help me on this task.








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ujjwal soni
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Hi,

which API you are using for generating dynamic PDF's ?


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Cherry Cool
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Hi,
I am using IText api
ujjwal soni
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Hi Cherry,

In order to print a PDF document the adobe needs to open the PDF. as far as I know you cannot print PDF document without opening. I have found that some versions of Adobe plugins stay open even after printing so I added additional JavaScript to close the document after printing.

Below is code sample that includes closing the document after printing. so virtually to users it appears as if the document never opened.



hope this helps
Ulf Dittmer
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An important point to realize is that the web app (and the PDF) have no control over whether the user opens it, saves it or prints it. There's nothing the web app developer can do to make the document print on the client side, if the user chooses not to do that.


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Cherry Cool
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Joined: Apr 17, 2008
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Hi,
Thanks for all your response...its working fine now....






Regards
Cherry
 
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