Generating pdfs from Flex

I'd like to generate pdf files from Flex. How is this done? How much does it cost? How flexible is it?

http://lucamezzalira.com/2009/02/28/create-pdf-in-runtime-with-actionscript-3-alivepdf-zin c-or-air-flex-or-flash/ checkout this link..can be done freely

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