Print forms and Saving forms as PDF or .IIF files from your website.

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1. Is there a way to generate a web form on my site that a end user can save as a .PDF and print them out from my site?

2. Can the form also be submitted by email in format as an .IIF (Intuit Interchange Format ) file so that I can import it into Quickbooks as an invoice?

3. If #2 is not possible, then can the user send the form as a .PDF file by email?

Thanks,

C.J.
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I am not quite sure what you are asking, so I have two ideas:

Idea 1
You want the user to download a PDFfile from your site. This is solved simply by adding a link (<a>) and linking it to your PDF file (ex: src="./pdf/myFile.pdf").
Idea 2
You want a dynamic PDF file to be created when a user submits a form, then you want them to be able to download this file and save it. This is a bit more difficult, as it would require something like php and mysql (which I don't know how well versed you are). So I will say that it would actually be much easier to (a) display the form on another page and have them print the actual web page. (b) email a text based form to the user.

My opinion?
If it will work for you, I would direct the user to another page which will then display the form/table for them with a fancy little print button at the top.
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If it is the latter, this might be of use (along with some googling):
http://answers.oreilly.com/topic/1414...
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Hi Carlos4707, Janine8783 is correct. The easiest thing to do is just create a link to the actual pdf file so it can be downloaded. Having the website actually generate a pdf is quite complex and as mentioned above could possible be done with PHP/SQL, but our system does not support PHP or SQL.

Mike

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