I've obtained a .html from an .rst file M-x rst compile

Compile command: rst2html.py   README.rst README.html (this is the message I obtain from emacs)

How can I compile in .pdf?


2 Answers 2


You have to install xpdf and rst2pdf.


M-x rst-compile-pdf-preview
  • and how do I install xpdf and rst2pdf on emacs?
    – RenatoP
    Commented Aug 2, 2022 at 13:44
  • You don't - you install them on MacOSX.
    – NickD
    Commented Aug 2, 2022 at 13:46
  • You have to install them on your os.
    – djangoliv
    Commented Aug 2, 2022 at 13:52
  • pip install rst2pdf ? or something else?
    – RenatoP
    Commented Aug 2, 2022 at 13:55
  • You need to learn how to install packages on your system (and that is NOT an emacs question). You should ask such questions on a MacOSX forum.
    – NickD
    Commented Aug 2, 2022 at 14:05

ok, I think I've solved.

I've installed rst2pdf going over the error I've received. Maybe I’ve not installed the last version of PIP. I’ve toke information here: https://phoenixnap.com/kb/install-pip-mac

I've installed the last version of PIP and all goes well.

  • Please don't pose another question in an answer. If that question is implicit in the original question then it's enough to say in your answer that it's not complete because...
    – Drew
    Commented Aug 2, 2022 at 20:16

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