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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Inserting eps or pdf documents into a DocBookdocument

At 10:38 AM 4/10/01 -0400, Dan York wrote:
>> What will it take to get DocBook to accept a PDF or EPS file for graphics?
>*All* I use for the graphics in my printed manual are EPS files. Something
>like 45 or 50 of them in the file.  Works perfectly fine for me.
>Most of them are actually screen shots in Linux which were taken using
>the Gimp (graphics tool) and then saved as EPS (for printing) and JPEG
>(for online version).
>To create my PDF manual, I've used a number of different tools, but have
>now settled on 'sgml2x' (http://sgml2x.sourceforge.net/) which is
>really simply a frontend to openjade and JadeTex.... it works perfectly
>fine with EPS files.

Hmmm, I don't understand what the sgml2x does?

I have managed to get DocBook to understand PDF as a graphic format. A
small change to the DTD and to dbparams.dsl was required ... However, the
EPS route looks simpler ... Man the graphics look much better than saving
my drawings as PNG.


Richard Sharpe, sharpe@ns.aus.com
Samba (Team member, www.samba.org), Ethereal (Team member, www.ethereal.com)
Contributing author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
Author, Special Edition, Using Samba

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