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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They also differ docbook the features they offer. Other table attributes are discussed at http: Because these products are undergoing rapid development, and because they provide their own documentation and support, this book will not provide general instructions on how to use them.

The DocBook zip that was just downloaded does actually contain it’s own catalog file catalog. It is used internally by FOP. The reference page for orderedlist is here: The following are some examples of using the scripts:. If you want to use the custom stylesheets you simply modify the stylesheet parameter so that it points to the custom stylesheet you want to use.

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If you unzip it to the stylesheets directory the customisation layer will unzip into the directories commonfo and xhtml. The three links shown immediately above may be broken since it is common practice to remove old versions from a download page when they are obsoleted.

That site will also provide you with detailed instructions for getting started with FOP. The provided customisations are listed below:.

From DocBook to PDF using Apache FOP

And this And this And this. In XEP, the extension element is rx: One could include different image formats for each of the desired output formats.


All of the arguments to the command are in the form of options, and they can be presented in any order. You will most likely want to process bitmap graphics in your document. But the DocBook XSL stylesheets include support for some of the extensions provided by a few of the processors, and yo will be described in this book.

Some common inline elements 3.

From DocBook to PDF using Apache FOP | Goran Jurić

If you your documents to have the same style as the tutorials then use this customisation layer. You can download the JAI files from http: To download FOP, go to http: If you are using the Arbortext processor, then set the arbortext. Since I do not like to repeat myself I wanted a system that is capable of generating documentation in variety of formats, PDF being the most important one.

More information about customising stylesheets can be found at http: In Arbortext, the element is fo: 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. An example is shown below:.

If you are using XEP, then set the xep. Note The three links shown immediately above may be broken since it is common practice to remove old versions from a download page when they are obsoleted.

For starters I do not use any PHP code in my documentation so I do not have the need for Phing tasks that take care of syntax highlighting program listings yet.

If the document is invalid xmllint will output an error similar to this:. Chess Backgammon Noughs And Crosses. Not apacue extension functions in each product are used by the DocBook stylesheets. Download the latest version of the Fop application, from http: The tools provide the means to validate and transform XML files. The layout will accord to the XSL stylesheet specified.


For the entire source and output pertaining to the examples discussed in this section see Table Examples. In Antenna House, the extension element is axf: The imagedata element has the useful attributes align and valign. If you unzip to a separate directory these directories will be created.

Installing an XSL-FO processor

That message comes from a template named root. This produces a more usable index. Ofcourse you will have to change tl. FOP will probably generate lots of warnings about un-implemented features whilst generating this output, this is normal and can be ignored.

Note For a long time, version 0. 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.

You should docbopk 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 qpache the extra code. The general form of an ordered list is like this:. Take a look ad DocBook samples he provides.