text2pdf for cygwin — incredibly easy.
I recently had to upload my revised version of a manuscript, and the journal wanted the response to reviewers’ remarks as a pdf. I had written it as a text file.
I could have imported into Word or LibreOffice or something, or used a range of command line options. I used text2pdf and I could not be happier. There was not a binary available at the website for cygwin, so I compiled the file.
It doesn’t get any easier:
(1) Went to http://www.eprg.org/pdfcorner/text2pdf/
(2) Put the file http://www.eprg.org/pdfcorner/text2pdf/text2pdf.c somewhere in my directory structure.
(3) Went there and typed
$ gcc -o text2pdf text2pdf.c
(where ‘$’ is the prompt)
(4) Copied text2pdf.exe to somewhere in my path — probably /home/username/bin
It seems to be excellent, low-overhead code with very few dependencies. For rapid conversion of text files into pdf with a useful range of options it works a treat. Big thanks to the author.