PDF creation?

Kieren Diment diment at gmail.com
Mon Apr 22 11:42:00 BST 2013

Similarly one can use pandoc (markdown to pdf and many other formats including pod and TeX) in the same way. http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc
I really like pandoc, although it is not bug free.

On 22/04/2013, at 8:28 PM, Peter Corlett wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 07:43:11AM -0400, Mark Fowler wrote:
>> In a few weeks I'm going to want to be creating PDFs from Perl, something I
>> haven't done in a few years. What's the recommended approach these days?
> My *favourite* approach, which is almost certainly not the consensus answer, is
> to generate a LaTeX document (e.g. using Template.pm) and then run that through
> xelatex to generate a PDF. This does however require you to learn how to drive
> LaTeX and how to trawl CTAN etc for useful packages.
> (FWIW, pretty much all of the useful LaTeX packages are already in Debian.)
>> I know I'm going to want to create the document from scratch, not fill in a
>> template, and I'm probably going to want multi-line text and basic drawing (a
>> horizontal line or two)
> The "template" in this case would be the LaTeX preamble that pulls in and
> configures all of the packages you use in your document. You get multi-line
> text, tables, page reflowing and all sorts of other goodies for free.

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