** Reply to note from "William O'Higgins" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Fri, 10 Oct 2003 08:31:41 -0400
> I have grown tired of using MS Word as my standard document output > format. I haven't gotten OpenOffice to work under FreeBSD (and it isn't > my favourite tool by a long shot) and I am most happy generating text in > vi. PDF is eminently portable, and I think that it would suit my > purposes nicely. > > I had some thoughts about generating PDFs, but I was hoping for advice > about which tools to use. Should I just learn how to mark up a text > page manually (I write HTML almost as quickly as plain text)? Should I > learn TeX or some variant and translate it? I hear that PHP has some > excellent PDF-generation tools; should I write up a command-line > interpreter myself? Any suggestions would be appreciated. > > I did a bit of searching, but I didn't find any real *advice* on what > process to use, and most of the tools that I found are for viewing PDFs, > not writing them. I use a virtual printer calling ghostscript to let my users output a pdf file from any program that can print. Any postscript driver should work. Basically they prin from their favourite program to a samba shared printer which outputs a pdf file in their home dir. Some kinks but it does its job. If you are a local user you will not need samba, but the principle can be almost the same: practically everything can output postscript. bye av. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"