There is one aspect in the latest Flash2PDF craze which I wonder why nobody has mentioned it yet: Flash has already a perfect PDF export class built into it and not only since MX. It is called print().
Yes, I know it is definitely not the same thing, especially if you want to produce downloadable PDFs on-the-fly, but if you are only interested in a way to export your flash data on your own machine you should really have a look at it.
Of course you will need an additional tool: a PDF printer driver. They come in two flavours, the commercial Adobe Acrobat version or the completely free way via Ghostscript. Unfortunately free means a little bit more hand work, but I managed to set the whole thing up in 15 Minutes. Plus now I can also export to EPS, JPEG and PNG.
I just found out that there is a little free tool that makes the whole installation even easier: PDF Ghoscript Tool by MAST. It looks like they have managed to assemble all the needed Parts on their site.Posted at March 07, 2003 06:40 PM | Further reading