[fpc-pascal] What library would be recommended for creating pdf file (print invoices)

Tony Whyman tony.whyman at mccallumwhyman.com
Thu May 2 10:35:33 CEST 2013


I use Lazreports to lay out invoices, purchase orders, parcel labels 
etc. This can print directly to a printer and has an extension to print 
to PDF using PowerPDF. I use this so that I can export to PDF and EMail 
invoices. All works very well for me.

Tony W

On 02/05/13 09:11, Adrian Maier wrote:
> Hello guys ,
> I'm wondering which is the best library available for freepascal that 
> i could use to generate printable invoices?
> Most likely a lot of people need this kind of functionality in their 
> applications, so ... perhaps there is some obvious choice that someone 
> could point to me immediately ;)
> Some background information:   i'm adapting an existing application 
> for a new customer.  Previously,
> the invoices were simple text files that were sent directly to a 
> matrix printer (using pre-printed
> paper that contained the company logo, the labels, the lines/boxes).
> But now i have to find a solution to draw the entire invoice on blank 
> paper.
> An important remark: the invoice generator has to be a console 
> program, because it will be part
> of a bigger application that has a text-interface (running on linux).
> So far i am aware of :
> - lazreport.   To me it's unclear whether this one can be used in a 
> console application.
> - powerpdf , a library for creating pdf files
> - libharu,   a c-library that can be used from pascal (mentioned on 
> this list in an older thread)
> - fpgui has a component that would allow pdf creation
> Probably there are several other libraries available.
> Which one would you recommend to me   (taking into account the API 
> cleanliness)  ?
> Cheers,
> Adrian M
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