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


> Firstly, Dan, did you have to do anything special to make it work? The
> setup instructions are Abys Mal and it gives wierd errors when I set the
> SGML_CATALOG_FILES to what I think they should be.

The major problem I have with sgml2x right now is that it requires that
you point to a *directory* where your DSSSL stylesheets are. This means
that I have not been able to use a single file as a DSSSL customization
layer.  Instead I've had to throw Norm's stylesheets into a separate
directory ('docbook-custom') and then customize those stylesheets.
I've been keeping my stylesheets in CVS so that I can do a diff against
the original nwalsh stylesheets so that I can make my changes to future
revs of Norm's sheets.  It's a major pain to NOT be able to use a 
customization layer, but it was the best tool that accomplished what I

I *have* been in touch with the author of the program and he is going
to be doing some work on it.

> Dan, do you draw your diagrams to the exact scale you need in a document?

Here's a typical graphic in my DB file:

<imagedata fileref="images/server_and_gateway_mode.eps" format="eps" scale=50
<imagedata fileref="images/server_and_gateway_mode.jpg" format="jpg">

Scaling *does* work for me.  I went through and adjusted the scaling factor
on numerous graphics to get them to be the appropriate sizes.

I'm using sgml2x, openjade 1.3 (with patches applied), 
DB DSSSL 1.62 (customized), DB 4.1, JadeTex 3.5.


Dan York, Director of Training        dyork@e-smith.com
Ph: +1-613-751-4401  Mobile: +1-613-263-4312 Fax: +1-613-564-7739 
e-smith, inc. 150 Metcalfe St., Suite 1500, Ottawa,ON K2P 1P1 Canada
http://www.e-smith.com/            open source, open mind

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