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Re: Converting Microsoft Access files to PDF

by cjf (Parson)
on May 28, 2002 at 21:55 UTC ( #169923=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Would Perl be a good choice for converting MS Access files to PDF

I'm not that familiar with the Access file format, but judging from this you can export data from Access as XML. From there it should be fairly easy create PDF files with PDF::API2 or a similar module.

Update: While writing scripts is one of the best ways to learn Perl, you should have some basic knowledge about the language before you start. If you're completely new to Perl I'd follow cLive ;-)'s advice and pick up a copy of Learning Perl and read that first.

Hope this helps :).

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Re: Re: Converting Microsoft Access files to PDF
by dmmiller2k (Chaplain) on May 29, 2002 at 05:14 UTC
    "you can export data from Access as XML"

    Presuming that only the data must be printed, this is true, but if you must duplicate formatted reports, entry screens, etc., then perhaps the Adobe solution below might be your best bet.


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