[Chicago-talk] Create PDF Recommendation

Michael Potter michael at potter.name
Wed Sep 30 18:05:49 PDT 2009


I have used a combination of these two tools to format mainframe print
output into pdfs:
psf by Tony Field
and ps2pdf

psf was a good choice for us because it has options to tell it how
many columns and lines to put on each page and whether to output
landscape of portrait.  psf only outputs .ps, hence the need for
ps2pdf to format it as a .pdf.

This this page for links to those two tools:

be aware that if you google for psf you will likely find a different
sw package, so follow the link off the above page.

Michael Potter

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 2:28 PM, Jim Jacobus <jim.jacobus at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can anyone recommend an easy way to create PDFs? I want to supply a report
> to customers as either a HTML for or PDF. File I am creating is simple, no
> graphics, single column, monospaced characters.
> I was going to use PDF-Create-1.04 , but with it I have to do a lot of work
> like keeping track of page breaks and such. I've done that before, but I was
> hoping there would be something easier since I can start with an HTML.
> Ideally, it would work like the print preview in the Firefox browser--in
> other words it would work like a print driver. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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