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Subject: RE: DOCBOOK-APPS: passivetex reading xslt fo file?


for most purposes you shold be fine with the DSSSL way, i.e. one of:
(XML source)->openjade->(jadetex)->pdfjadetex->(pdf)
(XML source)->openjade->(rtf)->MS Word/Acrobat->(pdf)
(XML source)->openjade->(mif)->FrameMaker/Acrobat->(pdf)
I'd recommend the first one if this does fulfill your requirements. We use
the rtf output frequently as it allows non-DocBookers to insert remarks etc.
into the rtf for reviews.

Other ways to consider:
(XML source)->sgmlnorm+some script->(SGML DocBook
3.1-Source)->FrameMaker6+SGML/Acrobat->(pdf) (tested)
(XML source)->FrameMaker7(+SGML)/Acrobat->(pdf) (untested)

It depends on your other evironment. For "legacy" resons we went with the
Frameaker6+SGML way for some time and hope for relief with FrameMaker7 which
has not yet arrived.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Wiedmann [mailto:michael.wiedmann@detewe.de]
> Sent: Mittwoch, 12. Juni 2002 14:53
> To: Marc Haber
> Cc: docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: passivetex reading xslt fo file?
> Marc Haber wrote:
> ... 
> > Which toolchain is the recommended way for PDF creation from docbook
> > XML sources at this very moment?
> For a working temporary solution - until the direct 
> transformations from
> FO to PDF work better - you should give 'htmldoc' 
> (http://www.easysw.com/htmldoc/) a try which takes your HTML 
> output and 
> creates PDF or PS output which is IMHO quite usable.
> Michael
> -- 
> office:  michael.wiedmann@detewe.de
> private: mw@miwie.in-berlin.de                 http://www.miwie.org/
>          mw@miwie.org

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