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Old 03-11-2009, 02:07 PM   #1
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Software to create pdf books


Hello,

I am needing to put some technical information together in a document but I require an index and table of contents and I don't know of any software that can easily due this in linux.

Does anyone know of anything that can essentially create .pdf ebooks in linux?

Thanks,

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Old 03-11-2009, 02:19 PM   #2
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I'd use LaTeX for things like this. One tutorial can be found here.
 
Old 03-11-2009, 02:27 PM   #3
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Openoffice should be your choice, it's as easy to use as MS Word but it can also export straight to pdf.
 
Old 03-11-2009, 03:23 PM   #4
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http://danilop.wordpress.com/2008/07...th-openoffice/

Although the LaTeX document would probably be better looking if you spent the time to do it properly.

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Old 03-11-2009, 03:55 PM   #5
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Linux printing software (CUPS) should allow to print into a PDF file as output. Applications that do not use CUPS, may still provide the printing to file option, which usually generates a postscript file. A postscript file can be converted to a PDF by using ghostscript (gs) on a commandline.

For indexes and TOC: as already mentioned - LaTex.

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Old 03-11-2009, 04:31 PM   #6
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A postscript file can be converted to a PDF by using ghostscript (gs) on a commandline.
Many systems have a command-line script called ps2pdf installed to call gs with the appropriate options.
 
Old 03-11-2009, 04:43 PM   #7
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you guys are ignoring the fact that the OP asked for a solution that would allow him to use clickable index links in the resultant PDF. (at least that is how the request appears to me) I do not believe that cups-pdf or ps2pdf will provide that requested functionality.

both the LaTex and OpenOffice solutions will allow this functionality that was requested.
 
Old 03-11-2009, 05:23 PM   #8
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I think you can complete your work in Scribus. It is well known tool to create PDF.
Link 1: about TOC creating
Link 2: Home Page
 
  


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