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CSSToXSLFO
"CSSToXSLFO is a utility which can convert an XML document, together with a CSS2 style sheet, into an XSL-FO document, which can then be converted into PDF, PostScript, etc. with an XSL-FO-processor. It has special support for the XHTML vocabulary, because that is the most obvious language it would be used for. The tool has a number of page-related extensions. It also comes with an API in the form of an XML filter."
xslfo  print  pdf  css  html 
may 2013 by straup
Heart of Nerd Darkness: Why Updating Dollars for Docs Was so Difficult - ProPublica
"The trouble is, PDF was not designed as a data format. It was designed as an "electronic paper" format. That is, "something whose contents (text and 2D images) would look the same on any computer at any time," Adobe Senior Product Marketing Manager Ali Hanyaloglu told me.

PDFs are a format engineered to present elements in perfect fidelity to their creator's intentions. In their most basic form, PDFs don’t know what tabular data is. They don’t even know what words are."
data  pdf 
march 2013 by straup
wkpdf — a command line HTML to PDF converter for Mac OS X
"wkpdf is a command line tool for rendering HTML to PDF using WebKit and RubyCocoa on Mac OS X.

Although there are plenty of browsers available for Mac OS X, I could not find a command-line tool that allows for downloading a website and storing the rendered website as PDF. This was my motivation for creating wkpdf. The application uses Apple WebKit for rendering the HTML pages, thus the result should look similar to what you get when printing the webpage with Safari.

Since wkpdf is based on the state-of-the-art WebKit HTML rendering framework, it provides high-quality web standard compliant HTML rendering with support for advanced CSS2/CSS3 styling."
osx  pdf  ruby  webkit  papernet 
february 2012 by straup
PDF Maps iOS App | Avenza Systems Inc
"The PDF Maps app is a geospatial PDF, GeoPDF and Geotiff reader for your Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices."
papernet  maps  geo  pdf  ios  mobile  via:kelso 
august 2011 by straup
Kindle Faux PDF Zoom | Steven Wittens - Acko.net
"The included PDF reader for example has no zoom option. All you can do is toggle between portrait and landscape. Either way, normal sized text ends up tiny and barely readable.

Thankfully, we can still do it ourselves. Armed with PyPDF I wrote a simple script that takes a regular A4/Letter PDF and chops each page into four parts. You can pan through the document just by hitting next. Most of the stuff I read these days is academic, in the classic two column paper format, so this orders the sub-pages to match that."
kindle  pdf  python 
may 2011 by straup
darkhelmet/kindlebility - GitHub
"Readability to PDF to Kindle. A Javascript turducken!"
pdf  javascript  kindle  ebooks 
april 2011 by straup
ogrisel's paper2ebook at master - GitHub
"Utility to re-structure research papers published in US Letter or A4 format PDF files to typically remove the 2 columns layout." -- built on the shoulders of the awesome pdfbox
java  pdf  papernet  pdfbox  from delicious
november 2010 by straup
Python Package Index : slate
"Slate is a Python package that simplifies the process of extracting text from PDF files. It depends on the PDFMiner package."
python  pdf  textextraction  from delicious
november 2010 by straup
Python Package Index : pdfserver
"Pdfserver is a webservice that offers common PDF operations like joining documents, selecting pages or "n pages on one". It is built on top of the Python based microframework Flask and depends on pyPdf to manipulate PDFs." -- runs on appengine apparently
pdf  python  httpony  from delicious
october 2010 by straup
Apache PDFBox - Apache PDFBox - Java PDF Library
java to help ease the pain of postscript...whodda thunk?
java  pdf  from delicious
september 2010 by straup
Marak's pdf.js at master - GitHub
"create basic pdf files in the browser or node.js, simple as cake"
javascript  pdf  papernet  nodejs  from delicious
june 2010 by straup

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