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NAME PDF::Create - create PDF files DESCRIPTION PDF::Create allows you to create PDF documents using a large number of primitives and emit the result as a PDF file/stream.PDF stands for Portable Document Format. Documents can have several pages, a table of content, an information section and many other PDF elements. More functionnalities will be added as needs arise. Documents are constructed on the fly so the memory footprint is not tied to the size of the pages but only to their number. It's main advantage over the other PDF modules is that it doesn't depend on other modules and is perl only (no compiler needed). If you want a quick and dirty way of creating pdf's, PDF::Create is for you. If you need a complete Framework to create complex PDF stuff, you better dive into the PDF::API2 based modules. More information about this module is included in this package. SYNOPSIS use strict; use warnings; use PDF::Create; my $pdf = PDF::Create->new( 'filename' => 'sample.pdf', 'Author' => 'John Doe', 'Title' => 'Sample PDF', 'CreationDate' => [ localtime ] ); # add a A4 sized page my $a4 = $pdf->new_page('MediaBox' => $pdf->get_page_size('A4')); # Add a page which inherits its attributes from $a4 my $page = $a4->new_page; # Prepare a font my $f1 = $pdf->font('BaseFont' => 'Helvetica'); # Prepare a Table of Content my $toc = $pdf->new_outline('Title' => 'Title Page', 'Destination' => $page); # Write some text $page->stringc($f1, 40, 306, 426, "PDF::Create"); $page->stringc($f1, 20, 306, 396, "version $PDF::Create::VERSION"); $page->stringc($f1, 20, 306, 300, 'by John Doe <email@example.com>'); # Add another page my $page2 = $a4->new_page; # Draw some lines $page2->line(0, 0, 612, 792); $page2->line(0, 792, 612, 0); $toc->new_outline('Title' => 'Second Page', 'Destination' => $page2); # Close the file and write the PDF $pdf->close; INSTALLATION Quick answer: perl -MCPAN -e 'install PDF::Create' Long answer: To install manually, cd to the directory containing the unpacked distribution and do one of the following: a) Create a makefile by running Makefile.PL using the perl program into whose library you want to install and then run make three times: perl Makefile.PL make make test make install b) To install into a private library, for example your home directory: perl Makefile.PL INSTALLSITELIB=$HOME/lib INSTALLMAN3DIR=$HOME/man make make test make pure_install AUTHORS - Fabien Tassin Original Author of PDF::Create - Markus Baertschi, firstname.lastname@example.org I have taken over maintenence of PDF::Create as Fabien has disappeared and did no longer maintain it in the last years. The last version of PDF::Create from Fabien is 0.06. All newer versions have been modified by me. I maintain the PDF::Create in git. You can access the repository directly at http://github.com/markusb/pdf-create.