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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] EPS images in PDF using fop on Windows

EPS is only partially supported in FOP.  See:


Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Don Adams" <dga@sgi.com>
To: <docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 12:52 PM
Subject: [docbook-apps] EPS images in PDF using fop on Windows

> I'm trying to get an EPS image to appear in my PDF file using
> xsltproc and fop 0.20.5 on a Windows 2000 system. ( I tried searching
> the archives, but only found information on EPS and PDF with TeX.)
> I have the 1.64.1 version of the fop/docbook.xls file. The
> EPS image was created with Adobe Illustrator 5.5 and works
> in other applications such as FrameMaker.
> I don't see any error messages from fop concerning the
> image "testgraphic.eps"; however, this graphic does not appear in the PDF
> file.
> Do I need some other imagedata attributes for it to work?
> Here is my DocBook source:
> <mediaobject>
> <imageobject role="fo">
> <imagedata fileref="testgraphic.eps" format="EPS" />
> </imageobject>
> <textobject>
> <phrase>Test of a Graphic</phrase>
> </textobject>
> <caption>
> <para>
> This is a test of a mediaobject tag
> </para>
> </caption>
> </mediaobject>
> I tried this with a JPEG imagedata file, and that worked fine.
> I distilled the EPS file and then tried imagedata as a PDF file,
> but I received these error messages:
> [ERROR] Could not load external SVG: Content is not allowed in prolog.
> [ERROR] Error while creating area : No ImageReader for this type of image
> (file:
> testgraphic.pdf)
> [INFO] Parsing of document complete, stopping renderer
> I really need to get EPS or at least PDF vector graphics working.
> Am I missing something, or does this not work with fop?
> Thanks,
> Don Adams
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