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generating PDF (pdf-maker.r?)

 [1/12] from: tim-johnsons:web at: 10-Apr-2006 11:56


Hi All: I've looked briefly at pdf-maker.r. Don't see any docs for it, (would be helpful for something that uses a DSL (dialect)), but I would like to try to sell my client on it, as opposed to python.reportlab And among other reasons, the DSL approach should prove to be much more efficient code-wise and it should be a good way to show off rebol. Here's a link: http://cctest.wabo.biz/my_ad.pdf I would welcome Gabriele or anyone else that has worked with pdf-maker to tell me if pdf-maker can generate a document like this (colors, tables, etc). If not with a little help, I should be able to bring it up to speed. The goal is this: Given a mysql database record, provide a document of type application/pdf for a user to download. comments, observations welcome. :-) Help me to get away from the snake. Python has much to recommend it, but it's strong point is not rendering where a DSL can be some much more efficient. cheers tim -- Tim Johnson <tim-johnsons-web.com> http://www.alaska-internet-solutions.com

 [2/12] from: compkarori:gm:ail at: 11-Apr-2006 8:06


Tim There are extensive docs on pdf-maker.r ... but probably on Gabriele's site and not in the library. I'm sure it can do the pdf you show, or you could try the new postscript dialect that is being worked on as we speak. On 4/11/06, Tim Johnson <tim-johnsons-web.com> wrote:
> > Hi All: > > I've looked briefly at pdf-maker.r. Don't see any docs for it, (would be > helpful for something that uses a DSL (dialect)), but I would like to > try to sell my client on it, as opposed to python.reportlab
-- Graham Chiu http://www.compkarori.com/emr/

 [3/12] from: tim-johnsons:web at: 10-Apr-2006 12:50


* Graham Chiu <compkarori-gmail.com> [060410 12:14]:
> Tim > > There are extensive docs on pdf-maker.r ... but probably on Gabriele's site > and not in the library.
Hi: where is his website? thanks tim
> I'm sure it can do the pdf you show, or you could try the new postscript > dialect that is being worked on as we speak.
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> To unsubscribe from the list, just send an email to > lists at rebol.com with unsubscribe as the subject.
-- Tim Johnson <tim-johnsons-web.com> http://www.alaska-internet-solutions.com

 [4/12] from: tim-johnsons::web::com at: 10-Apr-2006 13:47


* Graham Chiu <compkarori-gmail.com> [060410 12:14]:
> I'm sure it can do the pdf you show, or you could try the new postscript > dialect that is being worked on as we speak.
Hi again Graham: Like to know more about postcript dialect, do you have a link for me? thanks tim -- Tim Johnson <tim-johnsons-web.com> http://www.alaska-internet-solutions.com

 [5/12] from: compkarori:gm:ail at: 11-Apr-2006 11:21


Hi Tim Try this link http://home.tiscali.dk/john.niclasen/postscript/postscript.r Gabriele's website is here http://www.colellachiara.com/soft/Misc/ but I don't see the docs there. On 4/11/06, Tim Johnson <tim-johnsons-web.com> wrote:
> * Graham Chiu <compkarori-gmail.com> [060410 12:14]: > >
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> Tim Johnson <tim-johnsons-web.com> > http://www.alaska-internet-solutions.com
-- Graham Chiu http://www.compkarori.com/emr/

 [6/12] from: tim-johnsons:web at: 10-Apr-2006 15:37


* Graham Chiu <compkarori-gmail.com> [060410 15:30]:
> Hi Tim > > Try this link http://home.tiscali.dk/john.niclasen/postscript/postscript.r
Thanks. Got it.
> Gabriele's website is here http://www.colellachiara.com/soft/Misc/
Found this at: http://web.tiscalinet.it/rebol/pdf-maker-doc.r But generates an error message. tim
> but I don't see the docs there. > On 4/11/06, Tim Johnson <tim-johnsons-web.com> wrote:
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> To unsubscribe from the list, just send an email to > lists at rebol.com with unsubscribe as the subject.
-- Tim Johnson <tim-johnsons-web.com> http://www.alaska-internet-solutions.com

 [7/12] from: tim-johnsons:web at: 10-Apr-2006 16:00


* Tim Johnson <tim-johnsons-web.com> [060410 15:42]: Sorry. twitchy "send finger"
> But generates an error message.
rebol barfs at the following code at or near line number 188 or pdf-maker-doc.r: image 30 160 28 14.8 rebolface Now I'm presuming that 'image is "imported" from pdf-maker.r, and just takes just 3 arguments. I commented that code out and got 6 pages of documentation. (but no rebolface) :-) I'll make Gabrielle proud yet! tim
> tim > > but I don't see the docs there.
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> To unsubscribe from the list, just send an email to > lists at rebol.com with unsubscribe as the subject.
-- Tim Johnson <tim-johnsons-web.com> http://www.alaska-internet-solutions.com

 [8/12] from: compkarori:gmai:l at: 11-Apr-2006 12:11


You'd make him prouder if you get his gender right! On 4/11/06, Tim Johnson <tim-johnsons-web.com> wrote:
> * Tim Johnson <tim-johnsons-web.com> [060410 15:42]: > Sorry. twitchy "send finger"
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> > > > > > > > --
-- Graham Chiu http://www.compkarori.com/emr/

 [9/12] from: tim-johnsons::web::com at: 10-Apr-2006 17:27


* Graham Chiu <compkarori-gmail.com> [060410 16:19]:
> You'd make him prouder if you get his gender right! > > > :-) I'll make Gabriele proud yet!
Oops. Sorry about that extra "l" tim
> On 4/11/06, Tim Johnson <tim-johnsons-web.com> wrote: > >
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> To unsubscribe from the list, just send an email to > lists at rebol.com with unsubscribe as the subject.
-- Tim Johnson <tim-johnsons-web.com> http://www.alaska-internet-solutions.com

 [10/12] from: gabriele::colellachiara::com at: 11-Apr-2006 12:25


Hi Graham, On Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 1:21:09 AM, you wrote: GC> Gabriele's website is here GC> http://www.colellachiara.com/soft/Misc/ GC> but I don't see the docs there. Just uploaded them now. Better docs will be available for version 2 of the PDF Maker, which is a few months away. http://www.colellachiara.com/soft/Misc/pdf-maker-doc.pdf http://www.colellachiara.com/soft/Misc/pdf-maker-doc.r Regards, Gabriele. -- Gabriele Santilli <gabriele-rebol.com> --- http://www.rebol.com/ Colella Chiara software division --- http://www.colellachiara.com/

 [11/12] from: tim-johnsons::web::com at: 11-Apr-2006 7:43


* Gabriele Santilli <gabriele-colellachiara.com> [060411 02:40]:
> Better docs will be available for version 2 of the PDF Maker, > which is a few months away. > > http://www.colellachiara.com/soft/Misc/pdf-maker-doc.pdf > http://www.colellachiara.com/soft/Misc/pdf-maker-doc.r
Hi Gabriele: FYI The following line of code: image 30 160 28 14.8 rebolface throws an error on the copy that I have. the 'image interface from pdf-maker shows a type image! as argument number 3 From what I've seen of the docs and examples this is going to run rings around reportlab! thanks tim
> Regards, > Gabriele.
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> To unsubscribe from the list, just send an email to > lists at rebol.com with unsubscribe as the subject.
-- Tim Johnson <tim-johnsons-web.com> http://www.alaska-internet-solutions.com

 [12/12] from: gabriele::colellachiara::com at: 12-Apr-2006 9:04


Hi Tim, On Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 5:43:44 PM, you wrote: TJ> The following line of code: TJ> image 30 160 28 14.8 rebolface TJ> throws an error on the copy that I have. If it's from web.tiscalinet.it, that's very old and may be broken with more recent versions of pdf-maker.r. Also, I never tested pdf-maker-doc.r on View 1.3 so I don't know if it works there; the latest pdf-maker.r should work with 1.3 but very minimal testing has been done AFAIK. Regards, Gabriele. -- Gabriele Santilli <gabriele-rebol.com> --- http://www.rebol.com/ Colella Chiara software division --- http://www.colellachiara.com/

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