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Re: Perl to generate PDF

by CountZero (Bishop)
on Jan 09, 2020 at 22:01 UTC ( #11111267=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl to generate PDF

If you know LaTex, that is without doubt the best way to generate good-looking PDF documents.

I have done it time and time again by using database provided data, Template::Toolkit templates and some Perl glue.

If you are not trying to automate making the document, just take any fairly capable wordprocessor and print the document out in PDF-format. There are a number of printer-drivers that will do that if your version of the wordprocessor cannot do it.


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