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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Including external XSL-FO in docbook document ?

On Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 01:44:25AM +0200, Marc Baaden wrote:
> Hi,
> as I am currently working on a report mainly written in docbook,
> I have the following problem: I need to include a couple of pages
> that are produced from another xml source via xslt and xsl-fo.
> In the end I want to produce a PDF document. So I could do
> docbook -> PDF
> OtherSource -> PDF
> Combine both PDFs as desired
> *but* .. I'd at least need to tell docbook about the inserted pages,
> for correct page numbering etc., how to do that ?
> Also, this procedure is not much streamlined.
> Given that the other document source produces Formatting Objects,
> I wonder whether I could somehow combine the docbook FO with the
> other FO ?

Is there any way you can get your hands on a copy
of the DocBook XML source for this material?

Merging PDF is not something I'd want to try, that is,
if I wanted a working PDF file.  8^)

Merging FO is somewhat possible, at page-sequence
boundaries.  But with what results?
Your table of contents or index won't cover the inserted
material, unless you do some real FO magic.

How much easier it would be to insert a copy of the DocBook
source into your source and build a real book.
If you could get the FO, why couldn't you get the XML?
Not that I doubt there are procedures for such things,
but sometimes they get in the way.


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