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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From DocBook to PDF using Apache FOP

Some older versions are available in the directory oldreleases on that server, should one desire them. PDF it less convenient for the web, docbooo not all search engines can parse the content. It is provided with the docbook 5 distribution. Texinfo also requires a tedious manual editing.

I’ve written a docbook 5. The tools that will be installed are; a bunch of tools and libraries called ‘libxml’, Saxon and FOP.

DocBook, universal format for technical documents

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. The reference page for the programlisting element can be found here: If you are using XEP, then set the xep.

Introduction How this book is organized Online resources for finding solutions to problems Chapter 2. Lists List titles List spacing List vertical spacing List horizontal spacing itemizedlist options Different bullet symbol Print properties for itemizedlist orderedlist options Different numbering style Number continuation List starting number Print properties for orderedlist variablelist options Multiple term elements Variable list formatting xocbook print Variable list formatting in HTML simplelist t Chapter And those differences can prevent your document from being transformed.


Some examples of tags: One too 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. That site will also docbookk you with detailed instructions for getting started with FOP. If I am running a Windows system I have a directory called c: I will explain later why the language attribute is important. In Antenna House, the extension element is axf: On Unix, rename JimiProClasses.

If there are some failures, they should be returned this way: The DocBook zip that was just downloaded does actually contain it’s own catalog file catalog. An example of a para element containing some inline elements is shown below:.

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When the extensions for one of these processors is turned on, extra code is written by the stylesheet into the XSL-FO file. This allows one to use the tools without an Internet connection and speeds up there execution. Depending on the memory configuration of your machine, your FOP process may fail on large documents with a java.


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. For the ultimate reference guide see DocBook: It is highly recommended that you odcbook use version fo.

A row consists of a number of entry elements which are entered in the sequence they should appear in each table row, for more information about the row element see http: One could use stylesheets such that, in HTML rendered output, the phrase used in the textobject would become the alternative text in an image in the HTML. The cleanup process entails docbooi duplicate page numbers on an entry, and converting a sequence of consecutive numbers to a page range.

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The reference page for the para element can be found here: DocBook Consulting Services available. You will most likely want to process bitmap graphics in your document.

There are significant differences between Docbook 4. The imagedata element has the useful attributes align and valign. The installation for Unix and Windows machines is the same.