[Gllug] 'padding' a print-file with extra lines

Andy McGarty andy at mac1systems.com
Fri May 4 14:14:49 UTC 2012

On 04/05/12 14:47, t.clarke wrote:
> Hi
> Does anyone know of a utility that will convert a print-file containing
> form-feeds such that the converted output has no form-feeds but instead
> has added blank lines to effectively 'pad' to N lines per 'page'.
> This may seem an odd request,  but I need to take bog-standard print-files
> with variable lines per page (delimited by form-feeds at arbitrary points)
> and convert to files that are a multiple of N lines, such that when run through
> a txt2pdf converter the resultant pdf pages align with the original source.
> Hope that makes sense.......
> Tim
> -
Have you looked at htmldoc?  I use it to create customer bills with page 

Not sure how it would handle just text with no html.  Might have to 
replace \n with <br> first?
oh and the form feed with |<!-- NEW PAGE -->

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