I have an interesting file syncing problem. As part of my responsibilities, I have to keep track of changes in the US export regulations. The Dept. of Commerce makes the regulations available in two formats, HTML and PDF. The HTML versions are oddly formatted so I prefer the PDF versions even if they are harder to search. They're available in PDF on this page
. I have been regularly going out to the page and downloading relevant documents that have changed but I'd like to automate this if I can. But there are some gotchas. [more inside]
posted by tommasz
on Aug 14, 2013 -
Help me turn a photo essay, currently in HTML, into a PDF (without big ugly white space when photos break to the following page). [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover
on Apr 21, 2013 -
I'm trying to help out my brother in law automate one of his daily work tasks. It involves going to several authenticated intranet sites, saving the data and then converting it to PDF and saving it to a directory.
I'm wondering what the best way to go about this is. [more inside]
posted by daHIFI
on Sep 10, 2010 -
Can you help me with this HTML print-sizing problem? I have a 3x5 index card created in Word. When I convert it to PDF, it prints out full size, as in Word. But when I convert to HTML, either from Word or from the PDF, and then print the HTML page, it scales down. Is there a way to make it print full-size in HTML?
posted by markcmyers
on Jun 4, 2010 -
What are the alternatives to pandoc
? I'm looking for tools that will allow me to maintain a large document in a simple plain text format such as markdown and compile it to PDF and HTML. [more inside]
posted by caek
on Apr 30, 2008 -
I need to capture data from an HTML form into a database, then use that data to populate a template. The template, however, is of a certificate of accomplishment, and must be in the form of a printable PDF.
What's a good software/middleware/whateverware package to automatically take the data and inject it into a PDF like this?
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posted by mattoly
on Jun 23, 2006 -
I have a resume in Microsoft Word that I use to print and an HTML resume online. Every time I update my resume, I have to do it by hand twice. How do I cut my work in half? [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Mar 18, 2006 -
How to fully protect an Adobe pdf? I want to post an exam temporarily on the net for my class, and I'm using Adobe Pro 7.0's security functions to disable editing and printing functions (so students can't easily print and circulate the exam). The doc can still be saved, however. Adobe forums seem to have no idea how to disable the SAVE pdf function....
posted by rexruff
on Mar 15, 2006 -
For the purpose of documentating an application, I'm looking for a WYSIWYG editor that can yield both in HTML and PDF formats, but meets a few other criteria. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by turbodog
on Jun 14, 2005 -
I have 12 issues of an image intensive 'zine in PDF. I've slowly been converting them to XHTML by hand. I'm halfway through the 5th issue and I'm sick of it. Is there any easy, or less difficult, way to convert these?
posted by Captaintripps
on Apr 1, 2005 -