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Subject: RE: DOCBOOK-APPS: PassiveTeX Howto?


Just a suggestion: why not post a sample document which produces the
error? That way the PassiveTeX users on this list (including myself) can
attempt to replicate the problem.

Some other tips that I have found useful:

- Try validating your document against the DTD using OpenSP (or
- Find the smallest possible document which will replicate the problem.
This should be the document you post to the list!
- Ditto for the driver file.
- Do the PassiveTeX test files work? (mine are in

Good luck,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Colin Meyer [mailto:cmeyer@helvella.org]
> Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 11:32 AM
> To: Colin Meyer
> Cc: docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: PassiveTeX Howto?
> On Wed, Feb 06, 2002 at 09:41:40PM -0800, Colin Meyer wrote:
> > Hi, 
> > 
> > I've got some docbook files that I'd like to convert to pdf.
> > I'm playing with the XSL stylesheets.
> > 
> > I've had some success (I can at least make a pdf file) with FOP,
> > and would like to compare with PassiveTex before I start 
> customizing.
> > However, I haven't had the least success with the PassiveTeX.
> > 
> > When trying to process a simple document, I get a Fatal error.
> ...
> > Thanks for any help,
> If I have asked on the wrong forum, perhaps someone could be so kind
> as to point me to another source of information. I read a
> recommendation for PassiveTeX on this list, and assumed that there are
> users of such here.
> I am not a TeX head. I didn't find any debugging pointers or 
> faqs on the
> PassiveTex homepage.
> Any help is appreciated.
> Have fun,
> -Colin.

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