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complex HTML-->???--> PDF?by g00n (Hermit)
|on Jan 25, 2004 at 03:07 UTC||Need Help??|
the site that got me interested in pdf was Stas Beckmans site, www.stason.org. He gave a talk to the melbourne pm last year. Through the course of his talk on mod_perl 2 he showed the notes from his site in html with pdf downloads of the site.
So I tried to re-create this html->ps->pdf so that I too could have a printable version of a project I'm working on called Ratpile (make a directory that has *stuff* stored in it searchable by stuffing information about it into a relational database - data mining some may call it.) using perl+DBI+TT2. The template I created is a *bare bones* html page sans images. This is the technique Stas is using with his docset.
the point I guess I'm trying to make is I've used text only and not images. I've done a bit of research and this is what I've come up with...
now given what we have found above I would suggest the following (unless anyone has a better idea) of using:
the real problem maybe rendering the tables generated from word. complicated layout in word (re-rendered to html) will have to be modified to the postscript syntax then rendered to PDF. The problem is defined by converting the html tables to pdf.
it is not rocket science to create a bit of code to extract the data from the table, re-create a table using PDF-API (and its child modules).
of course you could forget all the above and take your chances with Michael Frankl's HTML-HTMLDOC and convert you html files directly to PDF :)
damn I love cpan.