find a tool to convert mediawiki to pdf
Jos needs an easy way to get from the features page in the opensuse wiki to a nice pdf document for the press.
It should be possible to retrieve the raw mediawiki source and convert to a markup language that is understood by office programs.
#3 Updated by _miska_ over 8 years ago
- Status changed from In Progress to Feedback
- Assignee changed from _miska_ to Anonymous
Does either of it looks at least a little bit helpful? Or should I continue trying? Afaik, pictures will have to be redone manually anyway, but looks like LO stuff uses styles :-/
#4 Updated by Anonymous over 8 years ago
- File copy-paste.odt copy-paste.odt added
- File Feature Guide.pdf Feature Guide.pdf added
- Assignee changed from Anonymous to _miska_
If I have to do the pictures by hand, I gain little over copy-pasting it all by hand into LibreOffice... At least then I get the images, even though I still have to re-arrange many of them and clean up lots of the text/formatting. See the plain copy-paste in attached odt, imho better than what you created (but still a lot of work to get to attachment two, the final pdf).
If this takes more than an hour now it's not worth it, however - within 1-2 hours I can turn the wiki into this document, so I'll do it by hand. Unless you think the script can handle images too I think we should just close this.
#6 Updated by lnussel over 8 years ago
- Due date set to 2013-10-07
- Status changed from Rejected to New
- Target version changed from 13.1 Beta 1 to 13.1 RC1
#11 Updated by alarrosa over 8 years ago
After installing haskell and a few other packages to try wb2pdf from sources, there are some dependencies that are not available in suse. The author provides only windows and ubuntu binaries, and recommends that if you want to try wb2pdf in another distro, you should install virtualbox with an ubuntu guest ... so I don't think it's worth the time installing it just to try it.
I'll try now javalatex and deplate ( http://deplate.sourceforge.net/ )
#12 Updated by alarrosa over 8 years ago
The latex output of deplate gave errors when compiling it to a pdf, but after some manual tweaking adding the following lines to the header,
I managed to make it generate a pdf. The awful attached pdf, to be more concrete.
#13 Updated by alarrosa about 8 years ago
I couldn't manage to get a correct latex document generated with javaLatex even after spending some time trying to manually fix it, so I think I'll close this issue and if someone thinks it's worth to spend more time to find or create a tool to convert mediawiki format to pdf, just reopen it or create a new one.