[pmwiki-users] How to create a simple standalone PDF document with internal links

Randy Brown randy at brownragfilms.com
Tue Sep 22 13:11:35 CDT 2009

Nigel, thanks for the suggestion. I did look at those recipes, as well  
as at GeneratePDF, before I wrote.

All the PDF recipes look very good, but for several reasons I passed  
on them, at least for this quick project:

- They seem like overkill for my task at hand.

- My screen output is already just what I want to print - these  
solutions might mess that up.

- The simplest recipe (PublishPDF) requires me to install (compile?)  
htmldoc package, which I couldn't make much sense of (I'm not an open  
source development pro).

- The other recipes appear to be major packages with a learning curve.

- I'm using Pmwiki's Creole recipe. I imagine GeneratePDF, being  
simple and written in part or whole by Pm, would handle Creole fine,  
but I'm not so sure about the other recipes. For example, I don't see  
any reference to Creole markup in WikiPublisher's manual.

I'm hoping there are a couple of lines of code I could insert into my  
local template to do what I want. If not, I may have to "buy the  
entire farm to pet that cute pony".


On Sep 22, 2009, at 12:45 PM, Nigel Thomas wrote:

> Randy
> You should certainly investigate PublishPDF, which uses  
> WikiPublisher to format Wiki pages, pagelists and wikitrails. It  
> generates PDF bookmarks and fixes up all the internal references;  
> but any references to pages outside the set being published will be  
> external references back to the wiki. So you just have to make sure  
> that you include all the pages you need...
> Regards Nigel
> 2009/9/22 Randy Brown <randy at brownragfilms.com>
> What's the simplest way to create a PDF page with internal links and  
> anchors using PmWiki?
> I'd like to create a standalone PDF document, which contains a list  
> of page summaries and sections extracted from the pages in my wiki,  
> with each item cross referencing the others.

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