[Chicago-talk] What should I use to make PDFs?

ogden nefix onefix at waste.org
Fri Sep 10 12:04:13 CDT 2004

Talking of PDF, maybe some one may know this answer.

We generate PDFs using Perl, for a client which prints these PDFs onto a 
sheet with a fixed grid. The PDF fills in text on the sheets.

However, each printer prints the PDF differently. It sometimes aligns; 
most times it doesn't.

Has anyone else come across this problem and if so, what can be done, if 



Steven Lembark wrote:
>> If you go this route, PostScript::Simple is lots of fun.
> <http://search.cpan.org/search?query=postscript&mode=module>
> Handy for layout lines, borders, diagrams:
> <http://search.cpan.org/~shawnpw/PostScript-0.06/Elements.pm>
> For real ont control:
> <http://search.cpan.org/~jv/PostScript-Font-1.09/lib/PostScript/Font.pm>
> <http://search.cpan.org/~jv/PostScript-Font-1.09/lib/PostScript/FontInfo.pm> 
> <http://search.cpan.org/~jv/PostScript-Font-1.09/lib/PostScript/FontMetrics.pm> 
> If you really want control, flexability, fonts, layout, grids, etc,
> try TeX + dvi2ps or dvi2pdf. There are TeX packages for just about
> any sort of layout preference and the fonts are unlimited [if you're
> willing to roll your own :-].

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