It also needs to use a specified font, OCR-B, so that a line of text on the printed form can be machine scanned. After looking around over the fence for a bit at potential solutions outside of CFML, nothing hit me as particularly appealing, so I dug into getting cfdocument to work as best I could. First the tag attributes. LocalUrl is set to true to easily pull in a logo image from the local file system. Nested directly within the cfdocument tag is a div tag that sets the page width, with position:relative so it remains within the page flow, and acts as the parent tag within which all layout divs that position text are nested and proportionally scaled against :. Then within that parent div tag are nested the various div tags, absolutely positioned, containing the blocks of text and images that make up the PDF content.
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PDF is sent back to the browser instead of saving to a file. The cfheader tag is used to suggest a file name to the browser. The cfcontent tag is used to set the Content-Type response header that could also be done using cfheader which tells the browser that it is a PDF file. Specifies the report format. If you omit the filename attribute, ColdFusion MX streams output to the browser. Values: true false. Specifies whether ColdFusion MX overwrites an existing file. Used in conjunction with filename.
Default is: false Values: true false. Specifies the page size into which ColdFusion generates the report.
If you specify custom, you must also specify the pageheight and pagewidth attributes, can optionally specify margin attributes, and can optionally specify whether the units are inches or centimeters.
Values: legal letter A4 A5 B5 custom. Specifies the page orientation. Specify either of the following: - portrait default - landscape Values: portrait landscape. Specifies the default unit inches or centimeters for pageheight, pagewidth, and margin attributes. Values: in cm.
Default is: none Values: bit bit none. Separate multiple permissions with a comma. Specifies whether ColdFusion embeds fonts in the output.
Specify one of the following: - true: Embed fonts - false: Do not embed fonts. Selective: Embed all fonts except Java fonts and core fonts. Specifies whether the background prints when the user prints the document: - yes: include the background when printing. Use this option to reduce the size of the HTML output so that it fits on that paper. Specify a number less than Values: 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 Combined with username to form a base64 encoded string that is passed in the Authenticate header.
Combined with password to form a base64 encoded string that is passed in the Authenticate header. You cannot specify both the src and srcfile attributes. Used to identify the request client software.
Specifies whether form fields are exported as widgets or only their fixed print representation is exported. Specifies the submitted format of a PDF form. The permissions are defined in "permissions" attribute.
Generating Accurate PDFs Using Cfdocument
Configuring and Administering Adobe ColdFusion 9. Developing Adobe ColdFusion 9 Applications. Creating sections, headers, and footers. The cfdocumentitem tag. The cfdocumentsection tag.
Embedding a PDF form in a PDF document
For a full list of deprecated features, refer to Deprecated features. Data output tags. Note: You can specify this tag's attributes in an attributeCollection attribute whose value is a structure. Specify the structure name in the attributeCollection attribute and use the tag's attribute names as structure keys. ColdFusion MX 7. ColdFusion MX 7: Added this tag. Combined with username to form a base64 encoded string that is passed in the Authenticate header.
PDF is sent back to the browser instead of saving to a file. The cfheader tag is used to suggest a file name to the browser. The cfcontent tag is used to set the Content-Type response header that could also be done using cfheader which tells the browser that it is a PDF file. Specifies the report format. If you omit the filename attribute, ColdFusion MX streams output to the browser.
Configuring and Administering Adobe ColdFusion 9. This technique is useful to include additional information with a standard interactive form. For example, a company could have a generic PDF form for maintaining employee information. You could reuse this form in different contexts to ensure that the employee information is current. To create the static PDF pages, use the cfdocument tag and cfdocumentsection tags. Then use the cfpdfform tag in the cfdocument tag to create an interactive form in the PDF document.