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Author Topic: Announcing xtopdf: a quick and easy PDF creation toolkit  (Read 5686 times)

vasudevram

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Announcing xtopdf: a quick and easy PDF creation toolkit
« on: August 12, 2008, 11:39 PM »

Hi DonationCoder members,

I just signed up with DonationCoder as a member (Visitor status as of now). The site seems to be a great idea.

About me: I'm Vasudev Ram, an independent developer with many years experience in a variety of areas and technologies. Formerly worked for a few well-known large companies as a developer and a project manager (done some UNIX system administration too). My business web site is here:

http://www.dancingbison.com

This post is to announce on DonationCoder, a software package that I developed: xtopdf.

The name xtopdf stands for "x to PDF", where x is used in the mathematical sense of a variable. The idea is that xtopdf will support conversion of different  types of data to PDF format.

The URL for xtopdf is here:

http://www.dancingbi...on.com/products.html

That page contains links to the download for xtopdf, a guide on how to install and use it, etc.

xtopdf requires Python (v2.2 or higher) and the open source version of the ReportLab toolkit (v 1.15 or higher, but use the 1.x series, not the 2.x series).

Get Python from here: http://www.python.org

Get ReportLab from here: http://www.reportlab.org

I'm interested in getting feedback about xtopdf - any issues or bugs, any new feature requests, etc. Might or might not implement a particular feature (depending on whether I can do it, and the time needed), but will definitely consider all feature suggestions, and will fix any bugs reported.

Cheers,
Vasudev
www.dancingbison.com

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Re: Announcing xtopdf: a quick and easy PDF creation toolkit
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2008, 12:20 AM »
Welcome to DC, vasudevram 

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Re: Announcing xtopdf: a quick and easy PDF creation toolkit
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2008, 10:38 AM »
Welcome to DC.

I am not a program but as a pdf user I might benefit from instant clipboard to pdf tool :)

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Re: Announcing xtopdf: a quick and easy PDF creation toolkit
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2008, 05:07 PM »
Thanks, Darwin and kartal.

kartal: That sounds like an innovative idea - clipboard to pdf. Its a different approach from the kinds of conversions I've been working on - which are file-based: input file in some other format, output file in PDF format. But I can see that many people may find clipboard to pdf useful. Unfortunately, though. I'm currently not in a position to do it, since I don't have in-depth (current) Windows API/SDK skills. However I am working on learning that, and once I've picked up some more skills in that area, I'll consider working on that idea.

Vasudev