Thanks for the great info Jeff.
You raise the same points that I have raised in our team. It would be
easier to convert html into a pdf instead of us spending the time to
develop code using Prawn for custom views.
Prince worked on a simple page, but when I tried it on a more
complicated one I got a ton of errors like the following:
prince: /Users/jonathan/tmp/97.html:552: error: Opening and ending tag
mismatch: div line 480 and html
followed by just as many:
prince: /Users/jonathan/tmp/97.html:552: error: Premature end of data in
tag div line 372
and ending with:
prince: /Users/jonathan/tmp/97.html: error: could not load input file
prince: error: no input documents to process
I tried out wkhtmltopdf and really like it. My only concern at this
point is that I can't get page breaking to work, and I found some recent
posts that would suggest it can't do page breaking.
I'm looking at acts_as_flying_saucer now, but can't get it to work for
complicated examples. I will probably be going with either prawn,
wkhtmltopdf, or acts_as_flying_saucer.