PDF creation?

Mike Whitaker mike at altrion.org
Mon Apr 22 11:45:43 BST 2013

On a similar subject, what PDF (or even text, assuming I can find something to extract the text on a page by page basis) indexing solutions are there out there in Perl?

On 22 Apr 2013, at 11:42, Kieren Diment <diment at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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:
>> 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.)
>> 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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