Re: [SLUG] [PIG] Writing checks from PHP

From: steve szmidt (
Date: Thu Apr 27 2006 - 11:44:24 EDT

On Thursday 27 April 2006 11:33, Paul M Foster wrote:
> Okay, here's (what I consider) an interesting programming problem. The
> idea would be to generate a check in your browser screen, and be able to
> print the screen and get a check on your own check forms (8-1/2x11). The
> screen would look just like your check, except for your company name,
> MICR printing, etc. Everything exactly where it would be when you print
> it on your checks (from NEBS or whoever).
> PHP is the language of choice here. But PHP has no ability to place
> screen objects at a certain position on the screen. Most likely, you'd
> have to have everything surrounded by the <PRE> tag, so it should print
> exactly what you want where you want it (assuming Courier or some
> similar font).
> Here's the other snag: the screen coordinates (line and column) for each
> part of the check (payee, date, etc.) are in a PostgreSQL database. This
> is so the user can configure the check depending on who he bought his
> checks from.
> I'm working on this myself, but since we've got programmers wanting to
> geek out, I thought I'd give everyone else a shot. Might be interesting.
> Paul

Generate a pdf doc from php.


Steve Szmidt

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