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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The first will be used here to validate XML files and the latter two will be used to process XML files to produce other types of output. The following are some examples of docgook the scripts:.

You can make the change permanent by adding it in the FOP convenience script, such as fop. Although most people will run FOP using its included convenience scripts, it is wpache to know where the files are.

Note 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. FOP is distributed as a zip file, which can be opened on almost all systems.

Installing an XSL-FO processor

If you are using the Arbortext processor, then set the arbortext. 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.

Boil water Put tomatoes and onions in Blanch for 5 minutes. Tables may be nested to a level of one, see http: References And links you may find useful.


In Antenna House, the extension is an attribute named axf: I will not go into details on validating DocBoox syntax, but it is recommended that you validate your files because I guess it is faster than invoking Apache FOP to generate you PDF and realising that somewhere at the end of your documentation there is a syntax error.

Accented characters are replaced with hashes if you do not use a font that supports multi-byte characters. The Definitive Guide http: 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. The layout will accord to the XSL stylesheet specified. The installation for Unix and Windows machines is the same.

If you are using Antenna House’s product, then set the axf. 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. The morerow attribute specifies how many more rows the entry it is applied to should span:.

In order to execute this conversion you will need to have generated XSL FO output by using xsltproc or some other tool capable of doing so.

From DocBook to PDF using Apache FOP

The type of enumeration is specified dcbook the numeration attribute like this:. Some stylesheets may define that nested lists are of a different dcbook by default. The overall encapsulating element is figure the reference page for which can be found at http: There are gzipped tars and RPMs available, download whichever you prefer.

The lib directory has other. For a long time, version 0. Some products provide a command line interface or convenience script. You can change what the message says in a customization layeror you could define it as an empty template there to turn off the message entirely.

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The following example assumes the FOP. The general form of an ordered list is like this:.

The tools provide the means to validate and transform XML files. Similarly, change the entry in customchunk. That extra code is understood only by a specific cocbook, so this feature is controlled by stylesheet parameters. You can download the JAI files from http: DocBook is the first thing that came to mind, but as it is usually the case the things are not so simple as they should be.

You probably want the binary version rather than the source version. The imagedata element has the useful attributes align and valign.

docbook-apps message

FOP is also a Java program, so it is easy to install, especially if you already are tto Java programs such as Saxon or Xalan. These are useful for automated batch processing of many documents, docbok you do not have to open them one at a time in a graphical interface. That message comes from a template named root. An example is shown below:. Of course you will have to replace the embed-url with the path to Times New Roman. Often one wants to illustrate the use of a program or a commandline, the screen element is intended to mark content up as text that a user would see on a computer screen.