it at sca-uk.com
Sun Apr 21 14:23:37 BST 2013
> I know I'm going to want to create the document from scratch, not fill in
> template, and I'm probably going to want multi-line text and basic drawing
> (a horizontal line or two)
I use Wx::PdfPrinter, part of the wxPerl framework.
It produces anything you want. I have a multi-page medical report with a
bitmap header, text with plenty of decorations, digitised signatures and
pages of photos.
As it's part of a framework, it prove more complex to install, however, than
You should get most of it by "cpan install Wx".
my $printer = Wx::PdfPrinter->new();
Then you need to create and select your data source ($print_object), which
may not be trivial.
$printer->Print($self, $print_object, 0);
Here is its source documentation, it's part of Wx::PdfDocument.
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