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Zend Framework in Action by Steven Brown, Nick Lo, Rob Allen

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Chapter 16. Creating PDFs

This chapter covers
  • Creating, loading, and saving PDF documents with Zend_PDF
  • Drawing text and shapes on the page
  • Adding color and styles
  • Rotating and clipping objects
  • Building an example PDF report generator

Surprising as it may seem to those of us who spend an unhealthy amount of time in the digital world, there are still people who use and need documents in paper format. Having said that, although clever use of HTML and CSS can produce well-formatted web pages, there are still limits to how pixel-perfect web pages can be, especially when it comes to printing them.

Adobe Systems created the PDF (Portable Document Format) to bridge the gap between printed and digital documents, and it has since become the standard ...

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