Re: [Boost-docs] HTML to PDF translations?

Subject: Re: [Boost-docs] HTML to PDF translations?
From: Aleksey Gurtovoy (agurtovoy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-08-16 06:41:36

"Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> John's PDF translations have generated a lot of positive comments. Can
> we do something similar with HTML based documentation?
> I've been using Bullzip (
> to generate PDF from HTML. It works fine as a pseudo-printer, but what
> we need is an html to pdf converter.
> Does anyone have any experience with a html to pdf converter that
> would be suitable for automatically generating pdf's for libraries
> that don't want to use quickbook?

For the record, if you are still interested in investigating this route, I
used open source version of HTMLDOC (, IIRC,
built from sources on Mac OS X) to produce boost.pdf for 1.32 release. It
took a bit of tweaking, but the end result was on par or even better-looking
than what our standard FOP-based PDF chain produced (when it wasn't broken)
back then.

Aleksey Gurtovoy
MetaCommunications Engineering

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