RE: [greenstone-users] automatic cover page generation

From Anson Parker
DateWed, 10 Oct 2007 02:46:26 -0400
Subject RE: [greenstone-users] automatic cover page generation
In-Reply-To (c0f244f0710092221w49f8d1ffp2d0ad8210fd03ccf-mail-gmail-com)
That sounds like a very cool greenstone 3 project :)

Aloha ya'll


Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 17:21:18 +1200
From: badfunkstripe@gmail.com
To: greenstone-users@list.scms.waikato.ac.nz
Subject: [greenstone-users] automatic cover page generation

Hello,

I am hoping to use Greenstone and Ghostscript together to automatically generate a cover page for each document in the collection and add it to the PDF as a first page. This should happen automatically and transparently based on a document template, i.e. with a fixed header and some fixed text, and some dynamic text drawn from the dc metadata (author, year, title...) and formatted according to some rules. This would save us the time of manually creating a cover page for each PDF stored in the collection.

Is such a feat possible? Does Greenstone already have some procedure of interacting with the Ghostscript API, or would I have to learn the PostScript language?

Cheers
Leon


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