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Re^2: Simple Perl PDF Creation

by grantm (Parson)
on Dec 14, 2011 at 21:33 UTC ( #943619=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Simple Perl PDF Creation
in thread Simple Perl PDF Creation

I'll put in another vote for PDF::Reuse. It's lightweight from the perspective of:

  • few dependencies
  • quick to load
  • very fast at runtime
  • API is small

The interface is nothing like Template Toolkit. Instead you call functions to select a font and then write text to particular X, Y coordinates. The text can be aligned left, right or centered but if you need to wrap text in a box then you'll have to do the hard work yourself - which might make a different module a better choice. Also if you want to draw lines or boxes then the API really just lets you inject the relevant raw PDF commands - which some people might consider a negative.


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