[CentOS] How do I...

fred smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Sat Jan 9 03:23:45 UTC 2010


On Fri, Jan 08, 2010 at 09:33:14PM -0500, Robert Heller wrote:
> At Fri, 8 Jan 2010 21:05:00 -0500 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:
> 
> > 
> > Only tangentially on topic, at best...
> > 
> > Given a pile of html files, comprising chapters of a book, with a single
> > html file that serves as a table of contents to the group, how would I
> > turn the entire book into a single PDF? 
> > 
> > I can't think of a way to do that, all I can come up with would result
> > in a pile of PDFs, one per html. But there's gotta be a better way.
> > 
> > Suggestions welcome. Thanks in advance!
> > 
> > (doing this on Linux, of course, which makes it slightly on topic.)
> 
> Hmmm.  How did you come to have the book chapters in HTML?  If you

Books downloaded from the Baen Free Library. I could go back and get
the .rtf file and export that as PDF from OOo, but I'm curious to see
if I can manage it without having to do that (you know, sort of for
fun/educational purposes.)

> really wrote the book in HTML (?!?), then one way to go would be to
> convert the HTML to LaTeX somehow.  (Maybe using xslt or something.) 
> The use the index html file to create a main LaTeX file that would
> \include{} each chapter, then run it through pdflatex.  Presto, one big
> PDF file.  And it will look 1000x better than the HTML will every look.
> 
> > 
> > Fred
> 
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