Bentov has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Greetings..I've been trying to get back into using perl, which just means I have more and more questions. I have been trying to use the PDF::API to create some pdfs from some text files. I know there are some converters already outthere, but I would like to just do it myself. This is what I have so far. It's not pretty I know....
#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; use PDF::API2; my $counter=0; my @line; my $line; my @files; my $files; my $xc=10; my $yc=780; my $pdf = PDF::API2->new(-file => "test.pdf"); my $page = $pdf->page; my $fnt = $pdf->corefont('Arial',-encode => 'latin1'); my $txt = $page->hybrid; $page->mediabox('LETTER'); $txt->textstart; $txt->font($fnt, 10); my $startdir="x:\\omni\\omni\\surgpref\\"; chdir($startdir); @files = <*.eal>; #.eal are just .txt files, I actually many differen +t extensions, that just designate different people. while ($files[$counter] ne "") { print("Encoding $files[$counter] to PDF format\n"); open(INFILE, "$startdir/$files[$counter]"); $line=<INFILE>; while($line ne "") { $txt->translate($xc,$yc); $yc-=10; if($yc==0){ $pdf->page(); $yc=780; } $txt->text($line); $counter++; $line=<INFILE>; } } $txt->textend; $pdf->save; $pdf->end( );
My problem is this(as far as I know the only one I have so far) after I have created a new page, the text just continues to be written on the first page. What am I missing? I have looked at multiple tutorials and have tried to understand the documentation, but I'm still not understanding how to switch to the next page to begin writing to it... Thanks in advance for you assistance. Bentov