Popular recipes tagged "pdf_generation"http://code.activestate.com/recipes/tags/pdf_generation/2017-07-10T16:07:51-07:00ActiveState Code RecipesHow to create a simple PDF Pie Chart using fitz / PyMuPDF (Python) 2017-07-10T16:07:51-07:00Jorj X. McKiehttp://code.activestate.com/recipes/users/4193772/http://code.activestate.com/recipes/580810-how-to-create-a-simple-pdf-pie-chart-using-fitz-py/ <p style="color: grey"> Python recipe 580810 by <a href="/recipes/users/4193772/">Jorj X. McKie</a> (<a href="/recipes/tags/fitz/">fitz</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdf_generation/">pdf_generation</a>). </p> <p>PyMuPDF now supports drawing pie charts on a PDF page.</p> <p>Important parameters for the function are center of the circle, one of the two arc's end points and the angle of the circular sector. The function will draw the pie piece (in a variety of options) and return the arc's calculated other end point for any subsequent processing.</p> <p>This example creates a chart of the parliament seat distribution for political parties in the current German Bundestag.</p> [xtopdf] Publish Delimiter-Separated Values (DSV data) to PDF (Python) 2016-12-17T19:08:33-08:00Vasudev Ramhttp://code.activestate.com/recipes/users/4173351/http://code.activestate.com/recipes/580736-xtopdf-publish-delimiter-separated-values-dsv-data/ <p style="color: grey"> Python recipe 580736 by <a href="/recipes/users/4173351/">Vasudev Ram</a> (<a href="/recipes/tags/commandline/">commandline</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/csv/">csv</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/data/">data</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/files/">files</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/formats/">formats</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdf/">pdf</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdf_generation/">pdf_generation</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/python/">python</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/tsv/">tsv</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/utilities/">utilities</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/xtopdf/">xtopdf</a>). </p> <p>This recipe shows how to publish delimiter-separated values (a commonly used tabular data format) to PDF, using the xtopdf toolkit for PDF creation. It lets the user specify the delimiter via one of two command-line options - an ASCII code or an ASCII character. As Unix filters tend to do, it can operate either on standard input or on input filenames given as command-line arguments. In the case of multiple inputs via files, each input goes to a separate PDF output file.</p> Convert wildcard text files to PDF with xtopdf (e.g. report*.txt) (Python) 2016-12-06T20:37:30-08:00Vasudev Ramhttp://code.activestate.com/recipes/users/4173351/http://code.activestate.com/recipes/580727-convert-wildcard-text-files-to-pdf-with-xtopdf-eg-/ <p style="color: grey"> Python recipe 580727 by <a href="/recipes/users/4173351/">Vasudev Ram</a> (<a href="/recipes/tags/conversion/">conversion</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/files/">files</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/globbing/">globbing</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/patterns/">patterns</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdf/">pdf</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdfwriter/">pdfwriter</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdf_generation/">pdf_generation</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/text_processing/">text_processing</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/wildcard/">wildcard</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/xtopdf/">xtopdf</a>). </p> <p>This recipe shows how to convert all text files matching a filename wildcard to PDF, using the xtopdf PDF creation toolkit. For example, if you specify report<em>.txt as the wildcard, all files in the current directory that match report</em>.txt, will be converted to PDF, each in a separate PDF file. The original text files are not changed.</p> <p>Here is a guide to installing and using xtopdf:</p> <p><a href="http://jugad2.blogspot.in/2012/07/guide-to-installing-and-using-xtopdf.html" rel="nofollow">http://jugad2.blogspot.in/2012/07/guide-to-installing-and-using-xtopdf.html</a></p> <p>More details on running the program, and sample output, are available here:</p> <p><a href="http://jugad2.blogspot.in/2016/12/xtopdf-wildcard-text-files-to-pdf-with.html" rel="nofollow">http://jugad2.blogspot.in/2016/12/xtopdf-wildcard-text-files-to-pdf-with.html</a></p> How to delete pages in a PDF using fitz / MuPDF / PyMuPDF (Python) 2016-05-01T09:26:44-07:00Jorj X. McKiehttp://code.activestate.com/recipes/users/4193772/http://code.activestate.com/recipes/580657-how-to-delete-pages-in-a-pdf-using-fitz-mupdf-pymu/ <p style="color: grey"> Python recipe 580657 by <a href="/recipes/users/4193772/">Jorj X. McKie</a> (<a href="/recipes/tags/mupdf/">mupdf</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdf/">pdf</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdf_generation/">pdf_generation</a>). </p> <p>A new method <strong>select()</strong> in PyMuPDF 1.9.0 allows selecting pages of a PDF document to create a new one. Any Python list of integers (0 &lt;= n &lt; page count) can be taken.</p> <p>The resulting PDF contains all links, annotations and bookmarks (provided they still point to valid targets).</p> Read CSV with D and write it to PDF with Python (Python) 2016-10-26T17:49:00-07:00Vasudev Ramhttp://code.activestate.com/recipes/users/4173351/http://code.activestate.com/recipes/580710-read-csv-with-d-and-write-it-to-pdf-with-python/ <p style="color: grey"> Python recipe 580710 by <a href="/recipes/users/4173351/">Vasudev Ram</a> (<a href="/recipes/tags/conversion/">conversion</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/csv/">csv</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/data/">data</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/files/">files</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/formats/">formats</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdf/">pdf</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdf_generation/">pdf_generation</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/xtopdf/">xtopdf</a>). </p> <p>This recipe shows how to read data from a CSV file with a D program and write that data to a PDF file with a Python program - all in a single command-line invocation (after writing the individual programs, of course).</p> <p>It requires the xtopdf toolkit, which you can get from:</p> <p><a href="https://bitbucket.org/vasudevram/xtopdf" rel="nofollow">https://bitbucket.org/vasudevram/xtopdf</a></p> <p>Instructions for installing xtopdf:</p> <p><a href="http://jugad2.blogspot.in/2012/07/guide-to-installing-and-using-xtopdf.html" rel="nofollow">http://jugad2.blogspot.in/2012/07/guide-to-installing-and-using-xtopdf.html</a></p> <p>xtopdf in turn requires the open source version of the ReportLab toolkit, which you can get from:</p> <p><a href="http://www.reportlab.com/ftp" rel="nofollow">http://www.reportlab.com/ftp</a> (<a href="http://www.reportlab.com/ftp/reportlab-1.21.1.tar.gz%29" rel="nofollow">http://www.reportlab.com/ftp/reportlab-1.21.1.tar.gz)</a></p> <p>It also requires the DMD compiler to compile the D program - this was the version used:</p> <p>DMD32 D Compiler v2.071.2</p> Put Peewee ORM data to PDF with xtopdf (Python) 2016-09-29T18:04:57-07:00Vasudev Ramhttp://code.activestate.com/recipes/users/4173351/http://code.activestate.com/recipes/580704-put-peewee-orm-data-to-pdf-with-xtopdf/ <p style="color: grey"> Python recipe 580704 by <a href="/recipes/users/4173351/">Vasudev Ram</a> (<a href="/recipes/tags/conversion/">conversion</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/converter/">converter</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/database/">database</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/formats/">formats</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/orm/">orm</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdf/">pdf</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdf_generation/">pdf_generation</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/peewee/">peewee</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/python/">python</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/python2/">python2</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/sqlite/">sqlite</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/xtopdf/">xtopdf</a>). </p> <p>This recipe shows how some basics of how to fetch data from database tables managed by the Peewee ORM (a lightweight expressive ORM for Python) and write that data, formatted, to a PDF file. The recipe uses Python, the Peewee ORM and the xtopdf toolkit for PDF creation.</p> Generate a PDF cheat sheet for converting 0 to 255 between bin / oct / dec / hex (Python) 2016-10-10T20:40:48-07:00Vasudev Ramhttp://code.activestate.com/recipes/users/4173351/http://code.activestate.com/recipes/580706-generate-a-pdf-cheat-sheet-for-converting-0-to-255/ <p style="color: grey"> Python recipe 580706 by <a href="/recipes/users/4173351/">Vasudev Ram</a> (<a href="/recipes/tags/binary/">binary</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/conversion/">conversion</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/decimal/">decimal</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/hexadecimal/">hexadecimal</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/octal/">octal</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdfwriter/">pdfwriter</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdf_generation/">pdf_generation</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/python/">python</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/utility/">utility</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/xtopdf/">xtopdf</a>). </p> <p>This recipe shows how to generate a PDF cheat sheet, that contains a table for conversion of the numbers 0 to 255 (the numbers that can fit in one byte) between binary, octal, decimal and hexadecimal representations. The table has four columns, one for each of those bases, and 256 rows, for the numbers 0 to 255.</p> <p>TO use the table, you can look for a number, say in decimal, in the Dec(imal) column (or use the search function of your PDF viewer), then when you find it in some row, just look at the other 3 columns in that row, to find the value of that number in binary, octal and hexadecimal. And use the same procedure if starting with a number in any of the other three bases.</p> Publish a Windows Process List to PDF with xtopdf (Batch) 2015-12-27T20:45:32-08:00Vasudev Ramhttp://code.activestate.com/recipes/users/4173351/http://code.activestate.com/recipes/579142-publish-a-windows-process-list-to-pdf-with-xtopdf/ <p style="color: grey"> Batch recipe 579142 by <a href="/recipes/users/4173351/">Vasudev Ram</a> (<a href="/recipes/tags/pdf/">pdf</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdfwriter/">pdfwriter</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdf_generation/">pdf_generation</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/processes/">processes</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/process_management/">process_management</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/python/">python</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/windows/">windows</a>). </p> <p>This recipe shows how you can generate a Windows process list or task list (basically, a list of running processes, with some information about each of them), to a PDF file, using the Windows TASKLIST command along with the xtopdf toolkit. The list is sorted in ascending order of memory usage of the processes, before writing it to PDF.</p> <p>It differs somewhat from other xtopdf recipes, in that no additional code needs to be written, over and above what is already in the xtopdf package. We just have to use the needed commands there, in a series of commands or a pipeline.</p> <p>However, one can still write additional code, by modifying the program used (StdinToPDF.py), if needed, to customize the PDF output.</p> Functional D plus Python pipeline to generate PDF (Text) 2016-09-22T15:32:17-07:00Vasudev Ramhttp://code.activestate.com/recipes/users/4173351/http://code.activestate.com/recipes/580701-functional-d-plus-python-pipeline-to-generate-pdf/ <p style="color: grey"> Text recipe 580701 by <a href="/recipes/users/4173351/">Vasudev Ram</a> (<a href="/recipes/tags/pdfwriter/">pdfwriter</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdf_generation/">pdf_generation</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pipe/">pipe</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pipeline/">pipeline</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/xtopdf/">xtopdf</a>). </p> <p>This recipe is a command pipeline. The first component of the pipeline is a D language program that makes use of simple functional programming and template / generic programming features of D, to transform some input into the desired output. Both input and output are text. The D program writes the output to standard output, which is then read by a Python program that reads that as input via standard input, and converts it to PDF.</p> Create PDF control break reports with itertools.groupby and xtopdf (Python) 2016-07-23T22:17:29-07:00Vasudev Ramhttp://code.activestate.com/recipes/users/4173351/http://code.activestate.com/recipes/580692-create-pdf-control-break-reports-with-itertoolsgro/ <p style="color: grey"> Python recipe 580692 by <a href="/recipes/users/4173351/">Vasudev Ram</a> (<a href="/recipes/tags/control/">control</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/database/">database</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/grouping/">grouping</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/iterators/">iterators</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdf/">pdf</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdfwriter/">pdfwriter</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdf_generation/">pdf_generation</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/python/">python</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/reportgeneration/">reportgeneration</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/reporting/">reporting</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/sql/">sql</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/xtopdf/">xtopdf</a>). </p> <p>This recipe shows how to create the classic control break style of report (a staple of data processing) using Python along with the groupby function from the itertools module, and xtopdf, a Python toolkit for PDF creation.</p> Python-controlled Unix pipeline to generate PDF (Python) 2016-01-07T18:02:52-08:00Vasudev Ramhttp://code.activestate.com/recipes/users/4173351/http://code.activestate.com/recipes/579146-python-controlled-unix-pipeline-to-generate-pdf/ <p style="color: grey"> Python recipe 579146 by <a href="/recipes/users/4173351/">Vasudev Ram</a> (<a href="/recipes/tags/linux/">linux</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdf/">pdf</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdf_generation/">pdf_generation</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pipe/">pipe</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pipelining/">pipelining</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/python/">python</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/python2/">python2</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/unix/">unix</a>). </p> <p>This recipe shows how to create a Unix pipeline that generates PDF output, under the control of a Python program. It is tested on Linux. It uses nl, a standard Linux command that adds line numbers to its input, and selpg, a custom Linux command-line utility, that selects only specified pages from its input, together in a pipeline (nl | selpg). The Python program sets up and starts that pipeline running, and then reads input from it and generates PDF output.</p> Generate a PDF invoice with xtopdf and Python (Python) 2015-10-07T18:02:46-07:00Vasudev Ramhttp://code.activestate.com/recipes/users/4173351/http://code.activestate.com/recipes/579108-generate-a-pdf-invoice-with-xtopdf-and-python/ <p style="color: grey"> Python recipe 579108 by <a href="/recipes/users/4173351/">Vasudev Ram</a> (<a href="/recipes/tags/pdf/">pdf</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdfwriter/">pdfwriter</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdf_generation/">pdf_generation</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/python/">python</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/python2/">python2</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/xtopdf/">xtopdf</a>). </p> <p>This recipe shows the basics of how to generate invoices as PDF documents, using xtopdf, a Python toolkit for PDF creation. An example of creating a simple invoice through Python and xtopdf code is shown. </p> <p>xtopdf is available on Bitbucket at:</p> <p><a href="https://bitbucket.org/vasudevram/xtopdf" rel="nofollow">https://bitbucket.org/vasudevram/xtopdf</a></p> <p>and you can find many links with examples of using xtopdf, how to install it, etc., from this Google search:</p> <p><a href="https://google.com/search?q=xtopdf" rel="nofollow">https://google.com/search?q=xtopdf</a></p> <p>This sub-feed of my blog:</p> <p><a href="http://jugad2.blogspot.com/search/label/xtopdf" rel="nofollow">http://jugad2.blogspot.com/search/label/xtopdf</a></p> <p>gives access to all my blog posts labelled xtopdf.</p> Printing an ASCII table to PDF (Python) 2015-04-02T18:38:04-07:00Vasudev Ramhttp://code.activestate.com/recipes/users/4173351/http://code.activestate.com/recipes/579043-printing-an-ascii-table-to-pdf/ <p style="color: grey"> Python recipe 579043 by <a href="/recipes/users/4173351/">Vasudev Ram</a> (<a href="/recipes/tags/ascii/">ascii</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdf/">pdf</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pdf_generation/">pdf_generation</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/xtopdf/">xtopdf</a>). </p> <p>This recipe shows how to print part of an ASCII table to PDF. It shows it for the first 32 ASCII characters, the control characters, i.e. the characters with ASCII codes 0 to 31. The same logic can be extended to print the remaining ASCII characters, either upto code 127 or 255, depending on your definition of ASCII, and also on whether your PDF font supports printing all those characters.</p>