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Pod::Simple::RTF

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Pod::Simple::RTF

NAME

Pod::Simple::RTF -- format Pod as RTF

SYNOPSIS

  1. perl -MPod::Simple::RTF -e \
  2. "exit Pod::Simple::RTF->filter(shift)->any_errata_seen" \
  3. thingy.pod > thingy.rtf

DESCRIPTION

This class is a formatter that takes Pod and renders it as RTF, good for viewing/printing in MSWord, WordPad/write.exe, TextEdit, etc.

This is a subclass of Pod::Simple and inherits all its methods.

FORMAT CONTROL ATTRIBUTES

You can set these attributes on the parser object before you call parse_file (or a similar method) on it:

  • $parser->head1_halfpoint_size( halfpoint_integer );
  • $parser->head2_halfpoint_size( halfpoint_integer );
  • $parser->head3_halfpoint_size( halfpoint_integer );
  • $parser->head4_halfpoint_size( halfpoint_integer );

    These methods set the size (in half-points, like 52 for 26-point) that these heading levels will appear as.

  • $parser->codeblock_halfpoint_size( halfpoint_integer );

    This method sets the size (in half-points, like 21 for 10.5-point) that codeblocks ("verbatim sections") will appear as.

  • $parser->header_halfpoint_size( halfpoint_integer );

    This method sets the size (in half-points, like 15 for 7.5-point) that the header on each page will appear in. The header is usually just "modulename p. pagenumber".

  • $parser->normal_halfpoint_size( halfpoint_integer );

    This method sets the size (in half-points, like 26 for 13-point) that normal paragraphic text will appear in.

  • $parser->no_proofing_exemptions( true_or_false );

    Set this value to true if you don't want the formatter to try putting a hidden code on all Perl symbols (as best as it can notice them) that labels them as being not in English, and so not worth spellchecking.

  • $parser->doc_lang( microsoft_decimal_language_code )

    This sets the language code to tag this document as being in. By default, it is currently the value of the environment variable RTFDEFLANG , or if that's not set, then the value 1033 (for US English).

    Setting this appropriately is useful if you want to use the RTF to spellcheck, and/or if you want it to hyphenate right.

    Here are some notable values:

    1. 1033 US English
    2. 2057 UK English
    3. 3081 Australia English
    4. 4105 Canada English
    5. 1034 Spain Spanish
    6. 2058 Mexico Spanish
    7. 1031 Germany German
    8. 1036 France French
    9. 3084 Canada French
    10. 1035 Finnish
    11. 1044 Norwegian (Bokmal)
    12. 2068 Norwegian (Nynorsk)

If you are particularly interested in customizing this module's output even more, see the source and/or write to me.

SEE ALSO

Pod::Simple, RTF::Writer, RTF::Cookbook, RTF::Document, RTF::Generator

COPYRIGHT AND DISCLAIMERS

Copyright (c) 2002 Sean M. Burke. All rights reserved.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

AUTHOR

Sean M. Burke sburke@cpan.org