As promised , I'm happy to announce the alpha release of AlivePDF which is based on FPDF (php library), I adapted it so that we have a Flash player-like drawing API, multiple paging management, transitions, and other cool things.
Most of the stuff can be extended anytime, yesterday I added transitions so that PDF can behaves like slides with some transitions effects. Check the org.alivepdf.transitions package
If you remix code or need anything special just let me know so that we can include it and update the documentation. As you can imagine, this is an early version, as I don't have much time with the book I decided to bring it here so that everybody can try it.
I prepared for you an online documentation available on the brand new AlivePDF website. The sources contains sources for Flash CS3 and the SWC for Flex and AIR. Please, consider the .fla included in the sources as a starting point.
Things to come : PNG Image embedding, more fonts, HTML support, extended cells.
Note : This alpha version is not working with special characters.
Online Demo :
Updated 08/26/07 : Sources available at http://code.google.com/p/alivepdf/
Hope you like it