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Old 12-28-2012, 04:32 AM   #1
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Single-column HTML to 2-column PDF?

Hi,
I'm looking for a simple command line tool that would convert and reformat single-pane HTML files (say, articles I read online) to two-pane PDFs (basically an offline alternative for Joliprint). I'm on Debian Linux, but not much of a coder, so HTML2PDF seems a little complicated at this point. I'm also aware of Pisa but it doesn't seem to have direct options for defining columns.

Thanks for any help!

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Old 12-28-2012, 06:26 AM   #2
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Since you'd be working with HTML files, load and tweak them in LibreOffice and then convert them to PDF. Better yet, for Sony PRS-T1, you probably want ePub.
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Since you'd be working with HTML files, load and tweak them in LibreOffice and then convert them to PDF. Better yet, for Sony PRS-T1, you probably want ePub.
Thanks, that's an option, but I'd like to have something that would reformat/tweak the text automatically. Also, I prefer PDF files because I've built a workflow around annotating them with PRSAnnots (what an excellent tool!).

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If you're willing to do a little work, you can convert HTML to DocBook (html2db, for example), then run it through dblatex with an appropriate set of styles.
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If you're willing to do a little work, you can convert HTML to DocBook (html2db, for example), then run it through dblatex with an appropriate set of styles.
I think I'll look into this, thanks very much!
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