FOP DOCBOOK TO PDF

A PDF version of this document is available for purchase from Sagehill Enterprises. The author of this book is available for helping with DocBook or other XML. This post is, more or less, a note to self so that I can look up how to do this later on. I use docbook to write documentation for some of my. I will not contemplate on the DocBook syntax as there are various sources on the internet that will teach you how to use the DocBook syntax for.

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Some stylesheets may define that nested lists are of a different numeration by default. The reference page for the para element can be found here: On Unix, rename JimiProClasses.

Here is the zipped customisation layer: Introduction How this book is organized Online resources for finding solutions to problems Chapter 2. The following entities are provided for special characters, they must always be used unless they are used in a section that has been marked as a CDATA section.

You can download docbook-xsl and docbook-xsl-ns from here: The tbody element may be empty with the table being included in thead or tfoot but this is not the intention. Throw away scraps Clean side Wash hands.

DocBook XSL: The Complete Guide

DocBook is one of five formats dedicated for writing technical documents, reference manuals for example. Email Required, but never shown. The idea behind mediaobject is to provide a way to include media in many formats. This does not seem to provide the desired functionality without modification. The output produced in the following examples was produced using a customisation of the stylesheets hence output on systems not implementing the same customisations may differ. Getting the tools working.

Entities for special characters 3. One option you will not find is the ability to set DocBook stylesheet parameters on the command line when you use the -xsl option that processes the stylesheet. That site will also provide you with detailed instructions for getting started with FOP.

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This allows one to use the tools without an Internet connection and speeds up there execution. Stylesheet options Chapter 6.

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You should never turn on the extensions for a processor you are not using, or you will likely get a lot of error messages from the XSL-FO processor that does not understand the extra code. There are 14 most used fonts that you can use in your PDF files that do not require you to embedd the font file itself into the PDF. DocBook Consulting Services available. Which script you use depends on the operating system: If you are using Antenna House’s product, then set the axf.

They also differ in the features they rocbook. One may modify the stylesheets directly but more often one creates a customisation layer which imports the standard stylesheets and then one overrides specific aspects of the standard stylesheets or adds extra functionality within the customisation layer according to ones tastes. You could add similar entries to the catalog file fo; above to map other DTDs you desire to use to local copies of their DTD’s.

And this And this And this. It is not necessary to extract the content of these zips entirely, instead docbolk required functionality will be extracted. The reference page for the programlisting element can be found here: FOP is distributed as a zip file, which can be opened on almost all systems. One does not have to encapsulate the mediaobject in a figure object but doing so allows one to provide a title and be able to have the figure listed in a list of figures at the beginning of the document.

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From DocBook to PDF using Apache FOP

If the document is invalid xmllint will output an error similar to dodbook. A text may be edited directly, or with a graphical editor see at resources below. The options for FOP are listed at http: It is possible also to produce a DocBook file from a word processor as Open Office but this is still alpha for now.

References And links you may find useful. You might not use all the tools but they are worth having around in case you decide you need them. The attributes colsep and rowsep are used to control whether lines should be drawn between columns and rows respectively:.

Devin Rader 8, 1 12 Copy it to the lib subdirectory of the FOP installation. If you want to check the validity of your dpcbook. Download the latest stylesheets from http: Where frametype is replaced with one of allbottomnonesidestop or topbot:.

The program xsltproc can be used to transform XML files.

DocBook, universal format for technical documents

The reference page for mediaobject is at http: The figure contains a mediaobject element which can occur on it’s own too and may contain audioobjectcaptionimageobjectobjectinfotextobject and videoobject elements. Download the zip or tar with bin as a substring of its name to some suitable location.

Profiling conditional text Marking conditional text Marking small bits of text Multiple profiling conditions Processing profiled versions Single-pass processing Two-pass processing Customization and profiling Validation and profiling Custom profiling attribute Adding new profiling attributes Adding attributes to the DTD Adding attributes to RelaxNG Profiling with new attributes Using the role attribute for profiling Chapter