I apologise in advance for this newbie question but I am still waiting to receive some books on ruby & rails and I can't find the solution online. I am learning rails, (and since rails is the only thing I have used that is based on ruby I am also learning ruby,) by developing a small application for work to index and serve up images from a document store. The documents are stored as tiff files. I simply want to code a link that will call imagemagick to convert the file to say a pdf and then serve up that file to the user. I could probably do this in php, having done something similar in the past, but that seems a shame as I am sure it could be done in ruby and possibly using modules already in the rails framework. It might also be nice to be able to convert the image file to a jpeg on the fly and serve it up inline with the info from the database. Any advice on how to do this or where to look for helpful documentation would be much appreciated. Thank you Steven
on 2006-03-20 04:17
on 2006-03-20 12:00
On 20 Mar 2006, at 02:17, Steven Heimann wrote: > I simply want to code a link that will call imagemagick to convert the > file to say a pdf and then serve up that file to the user. Sounds like you need PDF::Writer: http://ruby-pdf.rubyforge.org/pdf-writer/ And RMagick: http://rmagick.rubyforge.org/ And then a read through of this section of a PDF::Writer tutorial: http://www.artima.com/rubycs/articles/pdf_writer2.html Hope that helps. -- Paul R.