Friday, June 19, 2009

Fedora 11 - HTML Doc Installation

Have you ever needed a tool that converts HTML source files, into indexed HTML, or adobe postscripts or even to adobe PDF files? Here's a quick post on how to convert HTML files into indexed HTML, postscript or adobe PDF file.

What is HTMLDOC?

HTMLDOC converts HTML source files into indexed HTML, PostScript, or Portable Document Format (PDF) files that can be viewed online or printed. With no options a HTML document is produced on stdout. The second form of HTMLDOC reads HTML source from stdin, which allows you to use HTMLDOC as a filter. The third form of HTMLDOC launches a graphical interface that allows you to change options and generate documents interactively.

HTMLDOC converts Hyper-Text Markup Language ("HTML") input files into indexed HTML, Adobe® PostScript®, or Adobe Portable Document Format ("PDF") files.

HTMLDOC supports most HTML 3.2 elements, some HTML 4.0 elements, and can generate title and table of contents pages. The 1.8.x releases do not support stylesheets. HTMLDOC can be used as a standalone application, in a batch document processing environment, or as a web-based report generation application.

How To Install HTMLDOC into Fedora 11?

HTMLDOC Installation on Fedora

HTMLDOC is supported by Fedora 11 yum repos. To install, simply

# yum -y install htmldoc

The above command will also install C++ user interface toolkit called fltk.


Executing HTMLDOC binary launches a GUI window where in you can customize its default settings and feed in the required input files and eve specify the output file as shown from the captured HTMLDOC window below

# htmldoc


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