Tomasz Bielecki wrote:
Greetings to all,

my company is searching for a tool capable of producing good quality pdf's from 
page templates or documents on the fly.
This tool should somehow integrate with Zope. It could be Zope/Plone product, 
python script or even shell script invoked by Zope. It can be commercial (and 
probably will be).
I've searched the net, but found nothing that would met this requirements:
* professional css conversion: pdf should look almost exactly like source 
document, all css properties should be handled
* it should omit silently html elements, that are not supported (e.g. flash 
objects, applets) without crash or error
* links should be active (clickable) in pdf
* conversion of html forms to pdf forms would be nice to see
* conversion from flash objects or java applets to static images (somehow) 
would be nice to see too
* even putting flash objects into pdf was considered (i'm suspecting latest pdf 
format handles build-in flash, since adobe bought macromedia some time ago)

Every help that i can get would be appreciated.

With all those requirements I believe that every help you can get will be expensive ;-)

Many of your wishes are huge tasks. A project like that could easily run into hundreds of hours.

Building a custom tool using reportlab is probably the most feasible approach.

But most likely you should forget about Zope Plone compatibility and just find a tool that can convert all html to pdf, and find one that can be automated. Then make sure that your Plone output can be converted via that tool.

This turned up many interesting tools:


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