Re: How to create a PDF-Printer from the command line
On Thu 18 Jan 2018 at 09:44:51 +0000, Curt wrote:
> On 2018-01-17, Chris Ramsden <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On 17/01/18 21:42, Ben Caradoc-Davies wrote:
> >> On 18/01/18 10:37, Joel Wirāmu Pauling wrote:
> >>> Works fine for txt, although as it rasterizes things it's not going to be
> >>> optimized for size.
> >> Yes, typically, but for large fonts and low resolution outputs with few pages, rasterised pages may be smaller.
> >> Kind regards,
> > If I feed it a text file, it gives me an error:
> > convert: improper image header `self_spam.txt' @ error/txt.c/ReadTXTImage/439.
> > What's the trick to making it work with a text file as input?
> I ran into the same error (fixed in later versions, apparently, though I
> am in the dark as to what version you are using and how late is later).
> I read an explicit
> convert text:mytext.txt mytext.pdf
> But it doesn't work here.
> Also: all roads lead to Rome, but some may be more suitable for wagons than others.
As is obvious, I hadn't realised imagemagick converted text to pdf.
However, the command you give works for me on stable and unstable.
It gives unsearchable PDFs.