Weekly schedule typesetter
pdfschedule is a Python 3 script for creating PDF documents showing one’s weekly schedule of events.
pdfschedule requires Python 3.4 or higher. Just use pip for Python 3 (You have pip, right?) to install pdfschedule and its dependencies:
python3 -m pip install pdfschedule
pdfschedule [<OPTIONS>] [<infile> [<outfile>]]
Input — formatted as described below under “Input Format” — is read from <infile> (defaulting to standard input), and the resulting PDF is written to <outfile> (defaulting to <infile> with its file extension changed to .pdf, or to standard output if <infile> is standard input).
- -C, --color — Color the event boxes various colors instead of just grey.
- -F <font>, --font <font> — Typeset text in the given font. <font> must be either the name of a builtin PostScript font or the path to a .ttf file. By default, text is typeset in Helvetica.
- -f <size>, --font-size <size> — Set the size of the font used for event information to <size> (default 10). The names of the days of the week are typeset at <size> * 1.2; the times of day are typeset at <size> / 1.2.
- -M, --start-monday — Use Monday as the first day of the week instead of Sunday.
- -p, --portrait — Typeset the table in “portrait mode,” i.e., with the shorter side of the paper as the width. The default is to typeset it in “landscape mode.”
- -s <factor>, --scale <factor> — Divide the length of each side of the table by <factor>. Without this option, the table fills the whole page, except for a one-inch margin on each side.
- -T, --no-times — Do not show the times for each hour line.
- --no-weekends — Do not show Sunday and Saturday.
Input is a YAML list of dictionaries. Each dictionary represents a single weekly event and must contain the following keys:
- (optional) The (possibly multiline) text to display in the event’s box on the schedule
The days of the week on which the event occurs, specified as a string of one or more of the following abbreviations in any order (optionally with intervening whitespace and/or commas):
Abbreviation Day Su or Sun Sunday M or Mo or Mon Monday T or Tu or Tue Tuesday W or We or Wed Wednesday H or R or Th or Thu Thursday F or Fr or Fri Friday Sa or Sat Saturday
Case is significant. Unknown abbreviations are ignored.
- The start & end times of the event in the format HH:MM - HH:MM. Times are specified in 24-hour format, the minutes being optional (and optionally separated from the hour by a colon or period).
- (optional) The background color of the event’s box, given as six hexadecimal digits. The default background color is either grey or, if --color is in effect, taken from a small palette of basic colors based on the event’s index.
The following input file:
- name: Garfield impersonation days: M time: 7-9 color: "FFB04E" - name: Work to live days: MTWRF time: 9-17 - name: | Exercise class (The one on Main Street) days: M, W, F time: 17:00 - 18:00 color: "29FF65" - name: Have they brought back my favorite show yet? days: R time: 19-19.30 color: "FF84DF" - name: Poor decisions days: F time: 22-23.59 color: "000000" - name: Sleep in days: SatSun time: 7-12 color: "4226C4"
produces (using the default options) an output file that looks like this:
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