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

From: Craig Zeigler (
Date: Fri Apr 28 2006 - 09:35:01 EDT

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
Another idea would be to generate a PDF. perhaps generate the PDF data
files, and merge those with an existing form.

Craig Zeigler
Network Administrator
Caldwell Trust Company
201 Center Road Venice, Florida 34292
(941) 493-3600
(941) 496-4660 Fax 

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