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Re: Module advice: when is it too insignificant to release?

by Jenda (Abbot)
on Nov 25, 2004 at 01:03 UTC ( #410299=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Module advice: when is it too insignificant to release?

back to the original task ... there are some RTF related modules on CPAN, neither makes creating the needed documents easy enough? Not sure if that would be of any help, but you might even like (unless you look under the cover) my Template::RTF. That'd allow you to make a bunch of templates using MS Word and then fill them in with content. Loops and conditionals included ;-)

I don't have any use for the module myself just now, but do not want to see it die. Anyone want's to take over from me?

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Re^2: Module advice: when is it too insignificant to release?
by jplindstrom (Monsignor) on Nov 25, 2004 at 10:22 UTC
    Actually it was the complexity of the RTF format itself, and particularly how it relates to Word documents that steered me away from that solution. Lots of unknowns.

    And when I saved a Word document as RTF I expected some kind of style sheet definition and logical markup, but that didn't seem to be the case. To me it seemed that Word would write the visual markup all over the place. I don't know, maybe that's how RTF is supposed to work, maybe Word does it in a brain-dead manner.

    Like I said, I didn't have any clue how RTF worked, and I didn't have the time or resources to read up on it. RTF was my first shot but it didn't pan out, so I moved on to solve my actual problem.

    Your module looked interesting though and I nearly gave it a test run, but at that time I had already begun looking into automating Word.


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