[Catalyst] PDF creation in Catalyst?

Andrew Rodland arodland at comcast.net
Wed Oct 22 20:10:28 BST 2008

On Wednesday 22 October 2008 01:08:45 pm Kirby Krueger wrote:
> Somewhat less snippishly, I've been trying to figure out the state of
> PDF generation from Catalyst.  I don't need to do anything super fancy
> - mostly get a report so it can print on paper that's perforated into
> thirds, without worrying about browsers, telling users how to turn off
> browser print header/footer lines, and the like.  I've seen several
> options:

Yeah, PDF generation is just unpleasant IMO, Catalyst or not. None of the 
tools available in Perl are high-level enough to make me happy. $WORK has a 
system using Apache FOP for report generation. It works, and the output is 
good, but creating the templates is a grind, and the code to invoke fop is 
ugly (and it's Java)... and that's the best thing I know of ;)


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