APM: Creating PDF with Perl

christopher.boyd at ni.com christopher.boyd at ni.com
Wed Mar 23 20:34:29 PST 2005

I had the same problem awhile back, and ended up using PDF::Create (also 
on CPAN).  It has a few bugs though,
like it doesn't handle escaping unpaired ()'s, as required per the PDF 
spec.  But, it's straight Perl (no XS mods) and 
at around 65K, it's much smaller than PDF::API2 (which is ~ 20meg).  But 
it's also much less flexible.  If I were doing 
anything other than simple black and white text with limited fonts, I'd 
seriously look at using something else, like 

Christopher Boyd <christopher.boyd at ni.com>
National Instruments
Staff Software Engineer - MIO Software
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David Bluestein II <dbii at interaction.net> 
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03/23/2005 09:49 PM

austin at mail.pm.org

APM: Creating PDF with Perl

Okay, I'm looking to create PDF files from Perl. I know there is 
PDF::API2 module, but didn't know if anyone else had found a more 
elegant solution to this problem. I've also done the Latex to PDF, but 
am seeking if there is a better solution.


David H. Bluestein II
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