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Re: "The web is not print"

by Fletch (Chancellor)
on Dec 12, 2001 at 22:52 UTC ( #131340=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to "The web is not print"

You could also step back and generate something like LaTeX and then use that to generate PS or HTML output rather than trying to directly generate one version that looks good everywhere.

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Re: Re: "The web is not print"
by Odud (Pilgrim) on Dec 12, 2001 at 23:22 UTC
    I'd second this. I had some fairly nasty ASCII that I needed to process and produce "pretty" and portable output. I used Perl to read and parse the input and then wrote LaTeX as the output. I could then use this to produce PS, PDF, and even HTML output. It might be a bit of overkill for what you need but the output really does look very professional - and LaTeX will handle page numbers, section numbers, TOC, index, footnotes etc. automatically.

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