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People often have need of PDF output. This is generally regarded as a difficult format to write programmatically. One convenient way to begin to work with PDF is to achieve it as a transform from HTML. Several tools change HTML to PDF, including:
- HTMLDOC - A commercially supported version is here: [L1 ]
For an open source version of the same program, look here [L2 ]
- Apache FOP [L3 ] - actually that's XML/XHTML -> XML-FO -> PDF
- HTML2PDF [L4 ]
D. McC Dead link for HTML2PDF--12/8/2004
- My Personal favourite: Use html2ps [L5 ] to go from html to PostScript and then the standard ps2pdf [L6 ] program. You get a pdf with intra-page links working. VI
- Bottle Neck [L7 ] is a converter HTML->TeX, written in Tcl. If you take PDFlatex, the effect is HTML->PDF.
- wkhtmltopdf [L8 ] comes with many command line options as well as a C library to link into your programs.
I wonder whether something using tclxml and pdflib (or pdf4tcl) might be able to be written to do this transformation.
For more references, see [L9 ].