Docbook is easy to learn, easy to write, and does things other text Then you process file with Apache FOP, a Java application that. You should also take a look at the information about SVG support in FOP at the apache website: Bob Stayton. Apache™ FOP: General questions¶. What is Apache™ FOP?¶; .. Older DocBook style sheets generate fo:table-with-caption elements, so watch out.

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FOP is yo a Java program, so it is easy to install, especially if you already are using Java programs such as Saxon or Xalan. After playing fore the most part of the day with DocBook and various utilities I decided to write it down for future reference. So usually the first row would be wrapped in a thead element.

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. Unfortunately at the time of writing the tools used to convert FO to PDF either did not yet implement this feature or were in a broken state with regards to this feature so no pictorial examples can be provided. That message comes from a template named root. In this tutorial it is used to transform FO output produced by xsltproc into PDF which is a well known format considered by many to be aesthetically pleasing.

This does not seem to provide the desired functionality without modification. The programlisting element is used to display information that should be output verbatim, that is, white space is significant. FOP is distributed as a zip file, which can be opened on almost all systems.

The advantage of unzipping the zip in the same location as the standard stylesheets is that the import links may be relative the import links can always be relative assuming the stylesheets are on the same machine, but for clarity if I am using a different directory for the customisation stylesheets I will make the import references absolute.


Ofcourse you will have to change manual.

Note For a long time, version 0. Some provide extension elements and processing instructions to enable features that are not covered in the XSL-FO 1. Use the stylesheet parameter fop1.

Another thing I needed to add was language information for my so for Croatian language it now looks like this:. Flp following are some examples of using the scripts:. This section will detail how to install the tools required to validate and process XML DocBook documents.

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In this example, the memory allocation is MB. Creating user manuals for the software you are building is an important task. The cleanup process entails removing duplicate page numbers on an entry, and converting a sequence of consecutive numbers to a page range.

For example, on my home machine. Unpack the archive FOP foop distributed as a zip file, which can be opened on almost all systems. Of course you will have to replace the embed-url with the path to Times New Roman. One may also specify the type of enumeration that the list will display, there are five types of enumeration; arabic, loweralpha, lowerroman, upperalphaupperroman.

It may be that your system is not allocating enough memory to the Java Virtual Machine. The –valid option specifies that xmllint should validate dicbook document against the DTD and the –noout option specifies that no output should be produced if there are no errors, hence if the document being validated is valid, xmllint will exit silently.

These can be obtained from http: Sometimes it is a project requirement but more often than that it foo 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 a;ache for.

The figure contains a mediaobject element which can occur on it’s own too and may contain audioobjectcaptionapzcheobjectinfotextobject and videoobject elements.

From DocBook to PDF using Apache FOP

The following entities are provided for special characters, they must always qpache used unless they are used in a section that has been marked as a Apadhe section.


When the extensions for one of these processors is turned on, extra code is written by the stylesheet into the XSL-FO file. 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.

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. One could include different image formats for each of the desired output formats. Since the Apache FOP will probably complain about hyphenation, grab the hyphenation patterns and copy the jar file fop-hyph.

Getting Upto Speed With DocBook

A template for a DocBook article is shown below:. They also differ in the features they offer. Not all extension functions in each product are used by the DocBook stylesheets. You might have noticed on the webpage or in the zip, other files apart from DTD files, these are auxiliary files and are necessary. Unzip the zip to where you want the customisation layer to be situated, this could be within the stylesheets directory or in separate directory.

Installing an XSL-FO processor

The attribute format is thus required along with either fileref or entityref to reference the image:. I am using the directory structure he created as socbook as sample files, with little modifications.

An example use of itemized list is shown below:. The lib directory has other. Assume that a file called test.

It is highly recommended that you not use version 0. There are two elements used for placing tables inside a DocBook document, table and informaltablethe only difference between the former and the latter is that the former requires a title and the latter does not.