Creating PDF documents
Adobe make a collection of commercial products to the do business, but they invariably come with a hefty price tag and generally are restricted to Windows and Macintosh platforms. Luckily, once again, PHP comes to the rescue!
Before you begin, note that measurements are in points, and there are 72 points to an inch. However, this can be altered by changing the output resolution of the produced PDF.
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Working with RTF
Multimedia Brief history of web media GIF PNG JPEG RTF PDF Flash SVG Images Creating new images Choosing a format Getting arty More shapes Complex shapes Outputting text Loading existing images Colour and image fills Adding transparency Using brushes Basic image copying Scaling and rotating Points and lines Updating the drawing script Special effects using imagefilter() Introduction to special effects using simple algorithms Special FX, Colour reduction Special FX, Interlacing Special FX, Screen Special FX, Greyscale Special FX, Duotone Special FX, Noise Special FX, Scatter Special FX, Pixelate Special FX, Blur Special FX, Other special effects Interlacing an image Getting an image's MIME type Keeping your files small Making graphs Working with RTF Creating PDF documents There's more than one way to do it Getting started Adding more pages and more style Adding imagery PDF special effects Adding document data PDF Conclusion Point sizes in real life ClipPDF interoperability PDF without a module? Creating Flash A simple movie Flashy text Actions Animation Flash Conclusion Summary Exercises Further reading Next chapter
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