Yes, PHP can do pdf and can READ zip files. I am not sure if PHP can make
the pdf unprintable, or locked.
You can find info on the pdf functions here:
and info on the zip functions here:
Since those are read-only functions, you could use exec() or system() to zip
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From: "Jason Caldwell" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2002 12:57 PM
Subject: [PHP] PHP & .PDF & .ZIP ???
> I need to automatically create a .PDF file from a *dynamically created*
> file, then .ZIP that file up. Then *ultimately* have that file attached
> an email and automatically sent.
> Can PHP do .PDF files? .ZIP Files?
> The caveat on the .PDF file is; it also needs to be locked (or password
> protected) like an EBOOK, where the end user will not be able to copy and
> paste out the contents -- I'm considering them not being able to print it
> also-- just the ability to view it on the screen. Can PHP help with all
> If so; if anyone has some sample code, that would be *very* helpful.
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