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Re^2: Anyone using PDF::Template?

by holli (Monsignor)
on Aug 24, 2005 at 08:55 UTC ( #486130=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread Anyone using PDF::Template?

OP writes:

and is printed on a pre-printed background which requires tight control over test positioning and formatting.
So, the latex option is out of the play, because you cannot fine control the layout with tex.

I recommend XSL-FO and FOP for the job.

holli, /regexed monk/

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Re^3: Anyone using PDF::Template?
by jbrugger (Parson) on Aug 24, 2005 at 09:06 UTC
    I'd stick to holli's idea, we've got experience with pdf::api2, latex templates using html::template, html2ps, but nothing beats XSL-FO and FOP.
    Also, your xml can be easily converted to other formats as well.

    "We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise." - Larry Wall.
Re^3: Anyone using PDF::Template?
by jerrygarciuh (Curate) on Aug 25, 2005 at 14:12 UTC
    Thanks folks! Looking into getting FOP installed today. If it works out I'll post back here in a week or so.

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