APACHE FOP DOCBOOK TO PDF

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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One could include different image formats for each of the desired output formats. The following example assumes the FOP. You can download the JAI files from http: The output above is PDF, with HTML all the tables look the same as the one with attribute all apart from the one with attribute none which has no frame at all. Nilsson – Artificial Intelligence: In this example, the memory allocation is MB.

Assume that a file called test.

From DocBook to PDF using Apache FOP | Goran Jurić

Which script you use depends on the operating system: But the DocBook XSL stylesheets include support for some of the extensions provided by a few of the processors, and those will be described in this book. These files are probably already installed on your system, as most modern distributions of these operating systems use XML processing for some of the more popular components.

You can make the change permanent by adding it in the FOP convenience script, such tk fop. The provided customisations are listed below:. Within this tutorial the primary purpose for installing the libxml C library will be to gain access the tools that come with it.

There are gzipped tars and RPMs too, download whichever you prefer. 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: FOP is 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. Assuming an install of the customisation layer mentioned above in the same location as the standard stylesheets one could generate XHTML output that conformed to the custom stylesheet for XHTML like this:. They also differ in the features they offer.

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This will produce docboik as an XSL FO Formatting objectthis is an intermediate file type that can be used by other programs to generate other types of output, such as PDF.

After playing fore the most part of the day with DocBook and various utilities I decided to write it down for future reference. They vomit their gall and call it a newspaper.

Ofcourse you will have to change manual. Do this And this And this And this. Validation is beneficial because a valid document is less likely to break processing tools if a valid document does break a processing tool it is likely that the processing tool is broken and not the document. An example use of itemized list is shown below:. Accented characters are replaced with hashes if you do not use a font that supports multi-byte characters.

Unzip the zip to where you want the customisation layer to be situated, this could be within the stylesheets directory or in separate directory. More information about customising stylesheets can be found at http: You might not use all the tools but they are worth having around in case you decide you need them.

The output produced by the stylesheets mentioned above is reasonable but the stylesheets mentioned above are a t distribution and as a consequence dobcook to be designed to cater for the needs of the many, which is sensible, unfortunately.

You might have noticed on the webpage or in the zip, other files apart from DTD files, these are auxiliary files and are necessary. The table contains an attribute called frame which specifies how the table should be framed:. I have created a customisation layer which looks good enough for standard applications and am offering it to download. An example is shown below:. Instead of modifying that catalog file, create a new one called catalog in the docbook-xml That extra code is understood only by a specific processor, so this feature is controlled by stylesheet parameters.

Also, the –nonet option can docnook useful to surpress appache of DTDs files from the web if you find that your version does this by default and you don’t want it too.

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Throw away scraps Clean side Wash hands. 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 apsche pictorial examples can be provided.

Not all extension functions in each product are used by the DocBook stylesheets. For the entire source and output pertaining to the examples discussed in this section see Table Examples.

From DocBook to PDF using Apache FOP

Rocbook user manuals for the software you are building is an important task. It is not necessary to extract the content of these zips entirely, instead the required functionality will be extracted.

When the extensions for one of these processors is turned on, extra code is written by the stylesheet into the XSL-FO file. The tools provide the means to validate and transform XML files. The version numbers shown here may differ from the ones in your distribution.

The ftp directory also contains docbokk versions of the software, this is for people who want to develop with libxml. Similarly, change the entry in customchunk. Some stylesheets may define that nested lists are of a different numeration by default.

How the PDF is created

FOP has built-in support for some graphics formats, but some popular formats such as PNG are not supported natively. 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.

Fpo is used internally by FOP. The reference page for the ulink element can be found here: Some tools used for processing DocBook use the DTD at this location, this is no good when one wants to process a DocBook document on a computer that does not have Internet access or where accessing the Internet is undesirable.