View Full Version : RSS news aggregator in newspaper layout

October 27th, 2005, 09:07 PM
Hey there,

since I've stopped watching TV and reading newspapers I'm experiencing a lack of newsflow. :)
I would really like to subscribe to some interesting newsfeeds and satisfy my need for good niché news. However, I have not found an RSS reader or aggregator which I found comfortable.
I'd love to print out a well designed personal newspaper (good layout, clearly printed) with customizable page-count in the morning and take it with me to work.
I'm not interested in newspaper layout web based scripts. What I imagine is something like a script which formats a few selected feeds to a professionally designed newspaper..

Some brainstorming: LaTeX? PDF? PS? Perl? ....

Does anyone have an idea where I should look?

Btw: I don't have the skill to write a solution on my own (I'd need to learn alot new stuff, which is not possible atm)

October 27th, 2005, 09:24 PM
I just found this, but it's online a web service and the generated pdf is just a simple listring of rss entries. Not very pleasing:


October 27th, 2005, 10:17 PM
It think this is exactly what you are looking for: Creating an RSS Newspaper:

Example here: http://rss.thesourcecode.us/

December 19th, 2005, 02:14 PM
I created the original RSS2PDF web service here:

It can also generate PDF digests from OPML files.

Maybe it's close to what you're looking for.

December 19th, 2005, 09:24 PM
I created the original RSS2PDF web service here:

Thanks! Works great! Would it be possible to put multiple feeds into one pdf?

January 24th, 2006, 01:06 PM
UbuWu, I saw that video on Hak5.org too. I was cool but I don't have a web server. That sucks. But I wish that there was a program that could do that. Something like Blam but a buttom that says news paper feed. And then prints out everything.