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The author of this book is available for helping with DocBook or other XML publishing projects. Installing FOP · Using FOP · Using other XSL-FO processors. Docbook is easy to learn, easy to write, and does things other text To output to PDF, tell FOP to register your fonts with your file. And since my entire DocBook chain was built from open source, I had to use Apache FOP. Apache FOP has a long history. For some reason, it.

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Depending on the memory configuration of your machine, your FOP process may fail on large documents with a java.

See the a2x 1 man page for more details. Now the refactored version has been released, with the first stable version doocbook.

FOP is more feature complete for example, callouts are processed inside literal layouts and arguably produces nicer looking output. DocBook Consulting Services available.

DocBook XSL: The Complete Guide

Feel free to plough through the FOP documentation to understand what it is about. If you are using the Arbortext processor, then set the arbortext. FOP is also a Java program, so it is easy to install, especially if you already are using Java programs such as Saxon or Xalan. The following are some examples of using the scripts:. The stylesheets are used in conjunction with an XML parser such as xsltproc 1. One of the biggest hurdles for new users is installing, configuring and using a DocBook XML toolchain.

Although most people will run FOP using its included convenience scripts, it is useful to know where the files are.

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. DocBook toolchains can also optionally generate separate chunked dobook HTML pages for each document section.

After playing fore the most part of the day with DocBook and various utilities I decided to write it down for future reference. DocBook files are validated, parsed and translated various presentation file formats using a combination of applications collectively called a DocBook tool chain.


Ofcourse you docgook have to change manual. It is highly recommended that you not use version 0. These are examples of optional dblatex output customization and are used by a2x 1. The cleanup process entails removing duplicate page numbers on an entry, and converting a sequence of consecutive numbers to a page range. In this example, the memory allocation is MB. In Antenna House, an extension attribute named axf: This produces a more usable index. Glossaries Glossary formatting Glossary formatting in print Linking to a glossary entry What about link and xref?

Setting up the tools Chapter 1.

DocBook, FOP and Fonts

The versions I used at Sun unfortunately never supported the keep-with-next poperty, which resulted in weird page-endings, that I then had to manually fix. This should be enough to make the plugin aware of the existence of this font, and to have a way resolve its name to the required meta data. Use the –verbose command-line option to view executed toolchain commands. Customization methods Customization layer Writing a customization layer Using a customization layer Customizing both HTML and FO Using catalogs with customizations Setting parameters Attribute sets Completing placeholder templates Generating new templates Generated text Default generated text Customizing generated text Replacing templates Finding the right template Import precedence Fpo parameters Utility templates dobcook modes Adding new templates Formatting determined by attribute value Adding processing steps Handling new elements Template selection rules Processing instructions Customizing DocBook 5 XSL DocBook 5 customization details Annotations customization Chapter Sometimes docgook is a project requirement but more often than that it is just more efficient having a document to which you can refer users to and stop waisting you precious time explaining the fundamentals of content management systems to novice users instead of actually doing what you are payed for.

Previous post Skiing as an agile vs waterfall metaphor. Cross references Cross references within a document Linking from other elements Options for generated xref text Cross references between documents Linking to websites Breaking long URLs DocBook 5 cross references Customizing cross references Customizing with an xrefstyle attribute Modifying gentext templates Customizing cross reference behavior Customizing cross reference typography Specialized cross references Chapter The sourceDirectory parameter is pointing to a directory containing the.


I will explain later why the language attribute is important. Use the stylesheet parameter fop1. The lib directory has other. Replace any version strings in the example below with the actual version numbers on the files in your FOP distribution.

Installing an XSL-FO processor

When the extensions for one of these processors is turned on, extra code is written by the stylesheet into the XSL-FO file. That site will also provide you with detailed instructions for getting started with FOP. The examples that follow are executed from the distribution documentation. The version numbers shown here may differ from the ones in your distribution.

AsciiDoc generates articlebook and refentry DocBook documents corresponding to the AsciiDoc articlebook and manpage document types. You can use the fonts name in all places where the stylesheets are referring to a font name. When you view a PDF file’s document properties in the reader, it may show title, author, subject, and keywords information. The problems is that these fonts do not have support for all the characters you are probably using if your are converting a document that is not written in English.

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 If you are dofbook the Maven Docbkx Plugin, then you might want something that integrates with Maven.

If you want to see how the complete documentation set is processed take a look at the A-A-P script. Unpack the archive FOP is distributed as a zip file, which can be opened on almost all systems. In XEP, the extension element is rx: Special DocBook features Chapter I am using the directory structure docboook created as well as sample files, with little modifications.