PDF::Writer - Provides
pdfwriter, a program to convert documents written in Raku POD to beautiful PDF format
THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS BUT IT IS VERY USABLE
Please try it out and file feature requests and bug reports. PRs welcome. The author often hangs out as 'tbrowder' on IRC channel
$ zef install PDF::Writer;
$ pdfwriter some-text-file.txt
See file 'some-text-file.txt.pdf'
PDF::Writer is the "poor man's" word processor. It can turn text files into pdf documents now, with the ability for the user to control many aspects of the document including:
font (standard PostScript fonts)
paper (Letter, A4, etc.)
doc title in bottom margin
user configuration file using TOML formats
Here is an example of the author's current configuration file:
# Place these contents as file '$HOME/.pdfwriter/default.toml'
# in order to be found by 'pdfwriter'.
# Set the value of "default" to the name of the table
# to use for the current configuration defaults.
# Future plans are to allow an array of table names to
# be used.
default = "sent-rcvd"
leading-ratio = 1.35
font = "Courier"
size = 9.5
underline = 1
Some planned features
line numbering for code printouts
line wrapping for paragraphs
Raku pod to PDF
Raku pod to PDF with custom formatting
This project could not exist without all the many contributors to Raku since its beginning by Larry Wall, including the fine module
PDF::API6 by David Warring.
Tom Browder firstname.lastname@example.org
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
Copyright © 2020-2021 Tom Browder
This library is free software; you can redistribute it or modify it under the Artistic License 2.0.