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Modify HTMLDOC's pagination routine to support tables
Bid Request Id: 12492
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Posted by: kludgebox (0 ratings)
Non-action Ratio: Below Average - 50.00%
Posted: Apr 2, 2002
5:37:03 PM EDT
Bidding Closes: May 1, 2002
11:59:59 PM EDT
Viewed (by coders): 205 times
Deadline: 5/15/2002 11:59:59 PM
100% of work completed and accepted. Coder has been paid.
Max Accepted Bid: Bidding is closed
Project Type: Small Business Project: $100 (USD) +
Bidding Type: Open Auction
Categories: Windows, Language Specific, C++ / C, Platforms, UNIX
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(0 active users at May 4, 2003 2:28:46 AM EDT)

First off, this project will involve modifying a GPL'd program called HTMLDOC ( Currently, HTMLDOC will convert HTML into PDF. It splits the output into multiple pages fine for simple HTML, but when tables
are introduced, pagination becomes a problem.

I need you to make HTMLDOC realize that, when outputting the PDF:
1. This table row is too big to fit onto the current page
2. It should start a new page and continue the table starting with that row on the next page

Attached is a sample PDF (and the source HTML) of how the output of a "long table" currently appears. It will hopefully be obvious what I'm talking about when
you see this.

Please contact me if there are any questions

Source code diffs to HTMLDOC 1.8.19 that compile and run cleanly on FreeBSD 4.5

HTMLDOC currently supports most Unix platforms, and that shouldn't change.

Must be 100% finished and received by buyer on:
May 15, 2002 11:59:59 PM EDT
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Name   Bid Amount 
Date   Coder Rating  
(3 ratings)
in Cambridge, Massachusetts
United States
Bid id: 152,270
N/A Apr 18, 2002
3:13:16 AM EDT
okay, i finally got this
thing built, recreated your
test case more or less,
and i'm looking at the
source. i think the
challenge here is to
identify a few strategic
spots, and make what will
be relatively simple changes.

i'm working on windows,
but i write portable c++
and i'm sure any changes
i make will go over to unix
(i would be cloning the same
working calls from other
parts of the program).
but i will guarantee the
work on one platform of
your choice.

now what happens if a single
row runs over a page (asit
does in your example)? do
you want borders on the
(unfinished) table

do you want exhaustive
analysis to handle every
possible table configuration,
or just the simple case of
your example, for starters?

also, since you want support
for multiple unixes, i would
prefer the deliverable be
simply the modified versions
of any source file rather
than source and executable.

i think this is probably
close to a $300 job to get
your test case working
cleanly, partly since
i had to mess with the
build a lot :)

let me know if you are still
actively interested in this,
and if you want any info
on me - thx
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(3 ratings)
in Cambridge, Massachusetts
United States
Bid id: 162,780
$295 (USD) Apr 29, 2002
5:53:30 PM EDT
Looks like I have some last-minute competition.

I think my original bid is fair for the time and difficulty (at least by US standards), but I know a lot of people here are willing to bid low, and I don't want you to be too tempted by that :)

Have you had a chance to look at my demo yet?
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