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    I am looking for a PDF exporter/converter component for web pages so that users can click a PDF icon to export the page to PDF. When clicked, the exported page would open automatically in the Acrobat viewer. This would be an additional export function where users can already export to Word or Excel. Can anyone make any recommendations please?

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    [quote name='felton' post='766971' date='23-Mar-2009 20:11']I am looking for a PDF exporter/converter component for web pages so that users can click a PDF icon to export the page to PDF. When clicked, the exported page would open automatically in the Acrobat viewer.[/quote]
    There are several server-side components to generate PDFs. For the Microsoft IIS platform, you can use a COM object or .Net component. For the Linux Apache platform, you can use CGI components or slower scripting-based solutions. I have not actually evaluated any of these products, but I do recall reading about the $1600 activePDF WebGrabber/Server years ago... Searching around, I also found a Java-based program that works on any platform ($3000 Highwire). There seems to be some free stuff, too, but I'm not sure how well-maintained or industrial strength it is.

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    Thanks and sorry I should have been more specific. I am using .NET 3.5. Does that help any better?

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    The full Adobe Acrobat program will do what you want, at least it does in Version 6.
    It adds a icon to the IE tool bar with several selections.

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    [quote name='felton' post='767443' date='25-Mar-2009 19:59']Thanks and sorry I should have been more specific. I am using .NET 3.5. Does that help any better?[/quote]
    Searching around, here's another one: Winnovative: HTML to PDF Converter Library for .NET 2.0 ($350/server). I haven't tried this one, either.

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