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Guide (and example code) to producing beautiful PDFs from CSS and JS
1 project | reddit.com/r/css | 6 Apr 2021
Beautiful PDFs from HTML
The repo (https://github.com/ashok-khanna/pdf) contains all the necessary code and is intended for others to reuse in their projects. Some of it isn’t straightforward, despite the guide looking easy - I had to figure out how CSS selectors and counters work for example, how MathJax interacted with Paged.Js.
I think the confusion comes from it being labeled as a “guide”, in fact it’s a full set of code to give the required functionality for high quality PDFs from HTML, using paged.js, the guide is just the self documentation as I figured I might as well use documentation for the sample output. Otherwise, I’d be genuinely curious on what constitutes Show HN vs normal posts?
I think the repo description and the way the output is confusing / unclear - the primary goal is very much meant to be a code base for people to reuse as I’ve noticed for many programmers, the design side can be a bit more elusive.
Separately, would it be possible to add beautiful back to the title - it’s not really about producing PDFs from html as browsers can already do that, and there are many other tools. The main aim is to have the functionality to produce very high quality typeset PDFs from HTML, which until now, I only felt PrinceXML did well and that’s a paid solution. Maybe we could say the title is “High quality PDFs from HTML using Paged.JS”? I know there has been a separate discussion on another thread on the overuse of the word beautiful in describing code - my view is that it has its place when it relates to output / UI.
Thanks for reading, and no issues otherwise (no need to reply).
This looks great -- well done! I'd love to be able to use it (the CSS in particular) in a number of different projects where creating such nice readable output is a hassle. However I couldn't find a license mentioned anywhere -- either for the associated repo as a whole  or the CSS specifically.
Would it be possible to add a license so it's possible to know whether others can use this in other projects without rewriting the CSS from scratch?
Bookdown PDF download option
2 projects | reddit.com/r/Rlanguage | 4 May 2022
See pagedown, you can add commands in your yaml that will automatically print a pdf when you knit.
Rstudio/Pagedown: Paginate the HTML Output of R Markdown with CSS for Print
1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 16 Dec 2021
Beautiful PDFs from HTML
I use pagedown all the time.
Changing font family in Rmarkdown using Latex
1 project | reddit.com/r/rprogramming | 9 Feb 2021
As alternative to latex you can also use pagedown https://github.com/rstudio/pagedown
What are some alternatives?
WeasyPrint - The awesome document factory
asciidoctor-web-pdf - Convert AsciiDoc documents to PDF using web technologies
SingleFile - 📷 Web Extension for Firefox/Chrome/MS Edge and CLI tool to save a faithful copy of an entire web page in a single HTML file
tinytex - A lightweight, cross-platform, portable, and easy-to-maintain LaTeX distribution based on TeX Live
ReLaXed - Create PDF documents using web technologies
breezy-pdf-lite - HTML/CSS/JS in, PDF out, via Chrome
MathJax - Beautiful and accessible math in all browsers
publisher - speedata Publisher - a professional database Publishing system
pandoc - Universal markup converter