[erlang-questions] Is there a way to generate PDFs with edoc?

Kenneth Lundin <>
Tue Jan 5 15:34:46 CET 2010


Hi,

We are generating pdf via edoc for some of the applications.
For example the doc for edoc and syntax_tools are generated this way.

We use a layout callback module for edoc which produces XML according to the
DTD we use for OTP documentation.
The callback module belongs to the docbuilder application and the module name
is docb_edoc_xml_cb. You find an example on how to use it in the
source of that module.

If you use that approach you PDF will look like :
http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/edoc/edoc.pdf

See the make files in the doc directory of the edoc and syntax_tools
applications.

/Kenneth Erlang/OTP, Ericsson


On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 10:22 AM, Axel Andrén <> wrote:
> Hello!
>
> I'm part of a student group that has been working on an erlang-based cluster
> for the half a year or so. We are currently writing the report for both the
> cluster and the course it was part of, and would like to use the edoc
> comment documentation in the product report. But edoc makes html files,
> which is a bit inconvenient for including in a report.
>
> Ideally we'd like to put the documentation for each application in one big
> pdf, but getting one pdf for each app would work fine too.
>
> Is there a way we can do this?
>
> Best regards,
> Axel Andrén, Student at Uppsala University
>


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