kahlil.hodgson at dealmax.com.au
Tue Mar 19 16:55:50 PDT 2013
On 20/03/13 07:33, greg.george at orica.com wrote:
> I have also used CAM::PDF - PDF manipulation library with good sucess
Just read the perldoc and CAM::PDF looks very cool. Think I'll be
giving that whirl next week. Noticed the following right at the end of
Alter all instances of a given string. The hashref is a dictionary
of from-string and to-string. If the from-string looks like regex(...)
then it is interpreted as a Perl regular expression and is eval'ed.
Otherwise the search-and-replace is literal."
So it looks like CAM::PDF can be used on, say, a template PDF created
with libreoffice with complex/structured placeholder strings.
Another PDF creation module that I've used with a lot of success is
PDF::Haru. This is a simple wrapper around libharu
(open source written in C) which you may want to consider if
speed/memory is an issue. Its no free lunch though -- you still have to
get your head around how PDF documents are structured and how the model
corresponds to the visual representation.
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