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Hello! I've been trying to install the program YaHP Converter, http://www.allcolor.org/YaHPConverter . It's very useful as it can convert sophisticated webpages into pdf files, please look at the examples. Following ...
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    Convert webpages to pdf, YaHP


    Hello!

    I've been trying to install the program YaHP Converter,
    http://www.allcolor.org/YaHPConverter.
    It's very useful as it can convert sophisticated webpages into
    pdf files, please look at the examples.

    Following the guide at the homepage, I patched firefox and compiled
    it successfully. I also installed the fireprint script and modified the path.

    Then I need to "set the correct properties (see CSimpleConversion.java)".
    This I don't understand.

    Has anyone installed the program, or is willing to try ?
    Are the any other projects out there that are open-source and as
    sophisticated as YaHP ?

    Thanks.

    Martin.

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    What distro are you using? There are a few distros out there that already include a PDF printer by default, making PDF creation application independent and would mean you don't have to patch firefox (so you don't have to fear upgrading it later).

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    I'm using Fedora Core 4.
    Not sure what you mean by a PDF printer ?

    The Firefox is installed separately from my main Firefox browser, so
    there's no problem with upgrading.

    Martin.

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    Most PDF conversions are done by virtually 'printing' to a PS device and from there to a pdf file. This is normal, this is how Acrobat itself does it/ Adobe opened all of the specs for PDF a few years back so there are many free and open PDF converters available. I don't use Fedora myself, but from what I can see I don't think it's available by default. Maybe a fedora user can help me on this one? I know SUSe and Mepis both come with these printers out of the box.

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