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Subject: RE: DOCBOOK-APPS: docbook -> pdf
Are you trying to do DocBook -> HTML -> PDF? Based on the bit with prev / next links, you are. There are tools that can take you directly from DocBook XML to PDF. I won't go into great detail, but searching the archives and other FAQ's should provide ample information. There are two major toolchains, described below: DocBook + DSSSL StyleSheets --> openjade / jade --> PDF DocBook + XSL-FO stylesheets --> XSLT processor (e.g. Saxon / xsltproc / xalan) --> XSL-FO document --> XSL Formatter (e.g. FOP / XEP / PassiveTex) --> PDF If you've used the DocBook XSL Stylesheets to generate your HTML files, creating an XSL-FO document should be very similar. The main stylesheet to create the XSL-FO is docbook-xsl-version/fo/docbook.xsl. You can get the latest version of FOP from xml.apache.org/FOP. The print quality here is questionable at best. You don't have any sort of page break control with FOP. XEP is a commercial tool for rendering XSL-FO as PDF. It's a bit pricy, and I've had some problems with its output as well. I haven't been able to get any of the other tools (jade, openjade, PassiveTex) to run at all yet, but other people have. Again, the archives are full of information on these tools, as are the rapidly multiplying online tutorials. (Does anyone have a tutorial on navigating the plethora of DocBook tutorials yet?) Jeff -----Original Message----- From: G.L. Grobe [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2002 4:54 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: DOCBOOK-APPS: docbook -> pdf I'm using Adobe Acrobat 5 to import web pages and was wondering if anyone was putting their docbook's into pdf's. I did that and it looks great, but have a few questions. The 'next' and 'prev' page links that are at the bottom of a page are usually at the very top of an entire new page which makes them useless. Should/can those be taken off? How is anybody else doing this? Also, I think these links are taking up a bit more space than they need in pdf pages. Any advice much appreciated.
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