I have created a "text page framework" that provides a
pagination mechanism and field level formatting
mechanism for creating text files using
HTML::Template's templating method. I have called it
You can specify page width, page length, left margin,
right margin, top margin, bottom margin. Dynamic data
can be aligned within fixed width fields to create
simple tables. (Best with a non-proportional font.)
HTML::Template's features are fully supported,
including TMPL_LOOP. Resulting output can be sent to
a PDF for easy viewing or emailing. Examples and
limited documentation included in the attached
Future plans include allowing precise placement of
text elements using coordinates in order to allow
precise overlay of text over an image background;
backgrounds will likely typically be paper forms.
Feedback welcome as I am preparing a release for CPAN.
Please be sure to see the Dependencies section in
the POD in Template.pm. Thanks. Hope its useful!
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