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Sun Nov 29 01:43:11 CST 2009
Richmond Mathewson-2 wrote:
> ......However, I was trying to find a way, in Mac OS X, to print directly
> a field to a PDF file.....
Richmond, have you thought of going out to shell and chaining some of the
commands together? This is what I've usually found it necessary to do. So
you'd start by putting the contents of the field in a text or rtf or html
file, format it how you want either in rev or something else, being a
dinosaur I use awk, but whatever, then call a converter command line program
on it, or pass it to a pdf virtual printer. I use cups-pdf, but there are
also lots of command line converters available.
I do this, for instance, to pass the list output of the kde calendar into a
word processing file, do all the formatting, and then open it in the word
processor for the user to edit and print.
But you could chain together a2ps with ps2pdf, or probably there are lots of
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