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Re: Command line PDF creation tools

Subject: Re: Command line PDF creation tools
From: Ben Bacarisse
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 23:14:36 +0100
Newsgroups: uk.comp.os.linux

Justin C <[email protected]> writes:

> In article <[email protected]>, Justin C wrote:
>> I need to automate the creation of PDF documents. I have a letterhead in
>> PDF format, I'd like to create a new PDF with text generated elsewhere.
>> I've looked at Perl modules for PDF but there are a large number of them
>> and I can't find any that looks appropriate.
>> Any suggestions of tools I might be able to use?
> After posting this morning I carried on banging my head against CPAN,
> and eventually found PDF::Reuse. This, along with PDF::Reuse::Examples,
> made the task a cakewalk, I even get a scan of a signature at the end of
> the letter. It all ended much easier than I thought it ever could.
> Thank you again for your assistance, I feel bad that I've posted for
> help and then found a solution myself. And that others have gone to the
> trouble to reply. It is appreciated, and I am sorry to have wasted your
> time.

Not a problem.  It takes a few seconds to say "I'd use TeX" and by
following up with your preferred solution you may save me some time
one day if I ever have to wade through the PDF modules on CPAN.


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