I've been trying to create a script that will take defined pages of a PDF and display them to a webpage using PHP.
I've looked through the PHP Manual and only came up with ways to create a PDF, but no read options.
My school wanted me to make a smartphone application for them using a free service called PhoneGap (allows you to write a smartphone application using HTML, CSS, and JS), they also wanted it so after I graduate they will have no issue in using it (automation). The application must have course descriptions as well as other stuff, the course descriptions are stored in PDF on their website. What I came up with for a solution (and I don't know if it is possible) is to "read" the PDF into a temporary file, and display those contents.
I would like to use a temporary file because the school won't update the PDF more than once a month (if that) and I don't want to kill the user's data plan.
To be exact of what the PDF contains:
- Flow charts
- Formatted text (bold, underline, etc)
- Background Gradient (Which needs to be obliterated)
(I know this is a help forum so I am not asking for full code, I just want to get help in terms of what I need to look at so I can get this done)
Any and all help is appreciated.