PDF creation?

Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes sthoenna at gmail.com
Mon Apr 22 18:35:30 BST 2013

On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 3:28 AM, Peter Corlett <abuse at cabal.org.uk> 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.)

That's what I'm doing too (for web requests, even), using LaTeX::Driver, which
did need to be slightly tweaked to support longtable (now in the CPAN distro).

At the time, there didn't seem to be any other good solution for
multipage tables;
it's nice to hear the HTML to PDF process has improved.

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