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freebeart
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:59 pm    Post subject: Creating download pdf file Reply with quote

Hello,
Please help,

I want to be able open or download file of my Smarty output.
I want to be able to have that download/open directly to the user's computer as a .pdf file.

Any ideas?

This function did not work for me. Bad file is opened.
public function DisplayTac()
{
header('Content-disposition: attachment; filename="documents/tac.pdf"');
header('Content-type: "application/pdf"; charset="utf8"');
}

my paths are:

/smarty/templates/

and

/documents/tac.pdf

Thank you
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mohrt
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't you need to send the file as well as headers?

Code:
header('Content-disposition: attachment; filename="documents/tac.pdf"');
header('Content-type: "application/pdf"; charset="utf8"');
readfile(documents/tac.pdf);
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freebeart
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mohrt wrote:
Don't you need to send the file as well as headers?

Code:
header('Content-disposition: attachment; filename="documents/tac.pdf"');
header('Content-type: "application/pdf"; charset="utf8"');
readfile(documents/tac.pdf);


Hi, thanks for replay.

But this did not work.
File is downloaded but, bad size. And Foxit reader pops up.
"Format error. not PDF od corrupted".

Any other ideas?

I can not find the solution.

Thank you very much
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mohrt
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

google php download files, see appropriate headers. this isn't something smarty needs to address too, btw.
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freebeart
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mohrt wrote:
google php download files, see appropriate headers. this isn't something smarty needs to address too, btw.


Ok. thank you
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