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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: About FO (was db2latex)

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Joe Cooper <joe@swelltech.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 09:07:31 -0500

>Jeffrey Franks wrote:
\>>> >
>> Do you ever find you need to "tweak" the original XML markup
>> to get an acceptable PDF result? Hopefully, answer is "no" since
>> "yes" violates separation between content and style even if style
>> is stretched to mean processing environment.
>I find that sometimes I'll modify tables manually to make them look 
>better on the page.  Other than that, I usually modify the stylesheet. 
>But there are some elements of DocBook that I don't use...so I may be 
>missing some ugly bits.

I include some hyphenation exceptions in jadetex.cfg and I customize my stylesheets. I include equations as *.tex files. I have to manually "float" formal objects by moving them around in the source; if a formal object (table, equation, figure, etc.) gets bumped to a new page, its LOT entry gets the wrong page number. I place them so that they are always somewhere in the middle of a PDF page.

I proof my document as PDF. If it looks good there, the HTML will be fine.

Kevin M. Dunn
Professor of Chemistry
Hampden-Sydney College

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