[fpc-devel] fpdoc's RTF output

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 11:15:35 CEST 2010


Has anybody been using the RTF output writer of fpdoc?  I had a closer look
at it last night, and the output (formatting) looks pretty horrible when
viewed using OpenOffice 2.4.

Now I know you get tons of version of RTF and it also depends on what RTF
viewer you are using (WordPad, OpenOffice, MS Office, Abiword, etc). So I'm
not sure if the horrible formatting is caused by OpenOffice - maybe it
looks perfect when viewed using MS Office?  Could somebody comment on this?

The reason I ask. I think generating RTF docs, opening it with OpenOffice,
and then exporting it to PDF is a lot more accessible to users that
downloading and installing the 250MB support files for Latex to work. Just
a thought.

I played around with the RTF output writer last night and modified the code
to at least get hyperlinking inside the RTF document to work (using
OpenOffice 2.4). Then exported it to a PDF with OpenOffice - the
hyperlinking still worked! Cool! :)

  - Graeme -

fpGUI Toolkit - a cross-platform GUI toolkit using Free Pascal

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