Fast, Nimble PDF Writer for Ruby (by prawnpdf)

Prawn Alternatives

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Prawn reviews and mentions

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  • Working with PDFs in Ruby
    4 projects | | 24 Oct 2023
    to view the email preview (note the PDF attachment included in the email): ![Email preview with attachment]( ## Prawn PDF [Prawn PDF]( is a pure Ruby PDF- generation library that comes packed with features, such as PNG and JPG image embeds, generated file encryption, right-to-left text rendering, a way to incorporate outlines for easy document navigation, and a lot more. Prawn comes with its own DSL, which drives its powerful PDF generation abilities. ### When to Use Prawn Although it's not a fully featured report generation library like the well-known [Jasper Reports](, with a bit of work using it's powerful DSL, you can generate some really cool and rather complex PDF documents with Prawn. Even so, it's important to note that Prawn isn't everything. If you want to generate PDFs from HTML, then you should look elsewhere, as the gem provides very limited support for inline styling, something of a hurdle if you're working with rich HTML documents. ### Installing and Using Prawn To get started with Prawn, install it with this command: ```bash gem install prawn
  • Need help
    2 projects | /r/rails | 18 May 2023
    Is the Prawn gem something you can utilize?
  • Invoicing gem implementation
    2 projects | /r/rubyonrails | 24 Mar 2022
    Prawn pdf:
  • Working on Script to auto-generate templates, help needed
    4 projects | /r/Onyx_Boox | 13 Jan 2022
    Javascript isn't really my thing, so first I had a go with the Prawn library in ruby, but now I'm hacking LuaTex via Fennel and having a blast.
  • Creating PDFs in a Ruby on Rails application
    6 projects | | 26 Oct 2021
    You have a few options when trying to create a PDF in a Rails environment. Prawn and Wicked PDF have been around for quite a while. I have been using both gems and they work fine. However, they have a few limitations that can make it difficult to handle more complex PDFs. I recently discovered Grover, which can remediate some of this inflexibility in creating PDFs.
  • What libraries do you miss from other languages?
    29 projects | /r/rust | 11 Sep 2021
    On this note, Ruby’s Prawn is great at the writing half and I miss it in pretty much every other language.
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