Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3)
Pod::Simple::RTF -- format Pod as RTF
perl -MPod::Simple::RTF -e \
"exit Pod::Simple::RTF->filter(shift)->any_errata_seen" \
thingy.pod > thingy.rtf
This class is a formatter that takes Pod and renders it as RTF,
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
(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:
1033 US English
2057 UK English
3081 Australia English
4105 Canada English
1034 Spain Spanish
2058 Mexico Spanish
1031 Germany German
1036 France French
3084 Canada French
1044 Norwegian (Bokmal)
2068 Norwegian (Nynorsk)
If you are particularly interested in customizing this module's output
even more, see the source and/or write to me.
Pod::Simple, RTF::Writer, RTF::Cookbook, RTF::Document,
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This module is managed in an open GitHub repository,
<https://github.com/perl-pod/pod-simple/>. Feel free to fork and contribute, or
to clone <git://github.com/perl-pod/pod-simple.git> and send patches!
Patches against Pod::Simple are welcome. Please send bug reports to
COPYRIGHT AND DISCLAIMERS
Copyright (c) 2002 Sean M. Burke.
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.
Pod::Simple was created by Sean M. Burke <email@example.com
But don't bother him, he's retired.
Pod::Simple is maintained by:
Allison Randal "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Hans Dieter Pearcey "email@example.com"
David E. Wheeler "firstname.lastname@example.org"