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From Ben Kim <>
Subject Re: pdf generation
Date Tue, 28 Sep 2004 14:28:39 GMT

Thanks for the advice. 


Ben Kim
Database Developer/Systems Administrator
College of Education 
Texas A&M University

On Wed, 22 Sep 2004, Dirk Jagdmann wrote:

> >I'd like to learn what people use to generate pdf files. I want to
> >create pdf from an epl page, with all data from the database.
> I have always used LaTeX in the past, because latex gives me a 
> comfortable way to generate tables (I generated invoices).
> The way I did it, was to have a template latex file, with some special 
> keywords like ADDRESS, MONEYSUM etc. which I would search and replace 
> with a simple regexp while writing the new file into /tmp. Then a single 
> run with pdflatex gives me a pdf in /tmp which I either send back via 
> the browser (and the proper mime-type) or spool to the right printer 
> directly via a call to "lpr".
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