Convert Anything to PDF
June 29, 2011 11:29 AM Subscribe
PDF-filter: I'm running a website that allows users to upload files. I'm looking for a converter that would allow User B to view a files uploaded by User A, even if User B doesn't have the same software used to develop the file. My guess is converting everything (that's not a simple image) to PDF would work, but my Google-fu is failing me and I can't find a PHP script or Apache module that will do this.
posted by GatorDavid to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
The classic example would be that User A uploads a WordPerfect file but User B doesn't have WordPerfect installed, yet I need User B to be able to view the file. I've been experimenting with Scribd
, but it's a Flash system so won't work on iOS devices (and I'm not a fan of the interface).
A more realistic example for me is that User A will upload an AutoCAD blue-printy type file and User B won't be able to view it at all, even if User B downloads it instead of tries to view it online.