Monday, 6 August 2007

chm2pdf merges with xtopdf ?

xtopdf is a neat collection of Python utilities currently in development whose aim is to convert every sensible document format into a PDF file. Nice project. I'm currently beginning talks with its main developer to see if my little chm2pdf can find a space in there..

In the meantime chm2pdf already recieved 31 downloads! Really unexpected success but only a little feedback...

Thursday, 2 August 2007

Announcing chm2pdf

Again in the world of interconverting formats, but this time it is something little I did myself. I had the necessity to print a CHM file but printing it page-by-page is of course painstaking. How I would have liked a PDF of that file... but how?

Well, I scratched my itch and I wrote a very little and raw, but functional CHM to PDF command line converter. You can find it here and it's called, quite obviously, chm2pdf. It is a small Python script that glues together chmlib (via pychm), pdftk and htmldoc. Installation and usage should be straightforward. Functionality is still pretty limited (images are still not converted, for example) but hey, it's version 0.0.2 ...

Let me know what do you think about it and drop me a mail for any feedback.