Last updated at 2:24 pm UTC on 8 May 2017
This page is about the Squeak support for the Portable Document Format (PDF).
Two packages on SqueakMap do PDF:
SPL PDF Library by Initials for Squeak Code says: Write PDF files directly from within Squeak using the PDF Library
Initials for Squeak Code reported on 27 April 2003 that:
I have ported the SPDF Library from VisualWorks to Squeak. It allows to
generate PDF files without the need of external tools.
The latest version has support for text, lines and TIFF images. The
library was developed and extended at SPL WorldGroup for specific
projects, and does what was needed for those projects. It is expected
that the library will continue to be extended over time as feedback is
received from the people using it.
The library is available under a very unrestrictive license, but it is
nevertheless a license. Please read the license at: http://wiki.cs.uiuc.edu/VisualWorks/PDF+Library
Once you have loaded the package from SqueakMap, have a look at
PDFReportingSelfTest class>>test to get an idea of what the framework
Question: How does the EPS which is generated by Squeak relate to the PDF?
(EPS = Encapsulated Postscript)
Adapting the MorphicPostscript support to output PDF shouldn't be too hard. DWH has obtained the Smalltalk port of the Java PDF generation package jPDF http://www.splwg.com/Global/1,1004,50227,00.html. Mail him at mailto:email@example.com to obtain a Smalltalk port (note: this port is for vanilla VWNC 3.0).