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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Generating PDF from QuickBook?
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-02-08 11:41:18

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost-users [mailto:boost-users-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Niall Douglas
> Sent: Saturday, February 08, 2014 4:25 PM
> To: boost-users_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Generating PDF from QuickBook?
> On 8 Feb 2014 at 14:41, Paul A. Bristow wrote:
> > I believe that RenderX XEP has been the only one that has worked on
> > Quickbook toolchain to produce PDFs.
> I nearly got a very old Apache FOP to work, but yes newer FOPs just don't even try to work.
> Be aware that RenderX PDF output has many formatting errors, especially in the API reference
> (on AFIO's PDF at least, you can see our CI generated one at
> %20PDF/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/boost-trunk/bin.v2/libs/afio/doc/g
> cc-4.6/debug/afio.pdf).
> > HTML docs are essential, but PDFs are a single file and easily
> > emailed, and can be *searched* using your favorite PDF reader, a
> > useful feature if the docs are unindexed, or the term chosen by the
> > authors to be indexed is not the term you expect.
> I wouldn't underestimate the utility of Quickbook single HTML page output. That is also very
> searchable in your web browser, and saveable as a standalone web archive.

True - but if you are searching Boost.Math docs and you don't know/remember which section it is in,
searching the PDF is your best hope.

It's probably a sign of senescence, but even though I wrote lots of it - I still search the
Boost.Math PDF!


Paul A. Bristow,
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