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PDF::APIx::Layout is newly released module for marking up text parapgraphs with PDF::API2. It can produce quite advanced text markup, including mixing fonts colors, with justification and reflow etc.

It would be nice to be able to utilize this stuff from PDF::Template, either through direct embedding of these tags in whatever markup language that you come up with, or through your proposed plugin scheme!

A simple 'hello world' example follows:

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use PDF::API2; use PDF::APIx::Layout; my $pdf=PDF::API2->new; my @fonts = ( [$pdf->corefont('Times-Roman',-encode=>'latin1'), 'default', $pdf->corefont('Times-Bold',-encode=>'latin1'), 'bold', 'regular' +] ); my $cell = PDF::APIx::Layout->MarkupText( q|<p size="15">Hello <span color="blue" face="bold">bold new</span +> world</p>|, -fontreg=>\@fonts, -background=>'#aff', -align=>'c' ); my $page = $pdf->page; my $gfx = $page->gfx; $cell->render($pdf,$page,$gfx,100,500,100,100); $pdf->saveas('/tmp/hello_world.pdf');

In reply to Re: PDF::Template redesign - I want your ideas! by snoopy
in thread PDF::Template redesign - I want your ideas! by dragonchild

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