Suggestion: Please upgrade following examples from jsPDF and Excel-Builder

Suggestion: Please upgrade following examples from jsPDF and Excel-Builder

csgjbeckcsgjbeck Posts: 8Questions: 2Answers: 1

I just used jsPDF and js Excel-Builder to create fully featured (graphics, formatting, etc.) PDFs and XSL Workbooks with Sheets. Since both of these libs are open-source JavaScript, I suggest you integrate them into your project.

Pros: jsPDF and Excel-Builder handle formatting really well.

Cons: ...except to create client-side files. I had to implement a server side POST back to actually create the files to get around cross browser support.

Pros: DataTables uses a swf to create client side files.

Cons: DataTables doesn't format as well as jsPDF & Excel-Builder.

Thanks!

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  • allanallan Posts: 56,506Questions: 1Answers: 8,971 Site admin
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    Thanks for the feedback. There are some thought of mine in a recent blog post about how to get rid of the swf file. With up to date browsers, it is, at least in part, possible for the file saving just now. Copy to clipboard I don't think is possible yet though. And TableTools needs to support older browsers, not just bang up-to-date ones.

    I've also heard that pdf.js isn't so hot with tables at the moment. However, the long term plan is certainly to make these changes, or once similar to them.

    Allan

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