[thelist] PDF generation

Eduardo Kienetz eduardok at gmail.com
Sun Jan 4 14:50:28 CST 2009

On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 7:37 PM, Bill Moseley <moseley at hank.org> wrote:
> I'm currently using htmldoc[1] to generate pdfs for a non-profit
> client.  htmldoc converts html3.2 to a pdf.  It works ok, but is
> pressing its limits due to its layout abilities and lack of css
> support and utf8.  So, looking for something better.
> The pdf generator must run on Linux and use text files to generate the
> final pdf.  One thing they are doing is generating invoices, so has to
> be smart about tables, and pagination -- which I assume is not
> uncommon.
> I like the idea of using html to generate the pdfs since the client is
> familiar with html.  But, as long as the markup isn't too obscure it
> should not be too hard.  I suspect that means LaTeX is not a great
> option.
> What are you using currently for server-side PDF generation?

You can try txt2tags: http://txt2tags.sourceforge.net
Convert to LaTeX and then to PDF, perhaps:

If you try this, please give us some feedback :)

Eduardo Bacchi Kienetz

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