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Re: Anyone using PDF::Template?

by josera (Beadle)
on Aug 24, 2005 at 08:30 UTC ( #486125=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Anyone using PDF::Template?

I have been working in a project where the output has to be a PDF also, i was searching tools, to convert from HTML to PDF, i found a lot of tools (html2ps looks very good), but the simplest solution that i've found is to use LATEX. I generate a TEX file and call pdflatex and i obtain the output in PDF with the cover, the table of contents, chapters, etc.
I hope that could be of help to you
Yours sincerely

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Re^2: Anyone using PDF::Template?
by holli (Abbot) on Aug 24, 2005 at 08:55 UTC
    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/
      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.
      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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