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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Generating PDF: fop, passivetex and xfc (fo2rtf)reports

Hi Jean,

I also tried out fop and passivetex, but with both
I had problems (e.g. in fop with formulas and in
passivetex with the style of the output).

Now I use db2LaTeX
and everything works fine for me.

Melanie Rösch

Jean Jordaan schrieb:

> Hi all
> An old fop bug (spurious "duplicate id" error) is biting me.
> I generate a .fo file like this:
> $ xsltproc 
> /usr/share/sgml/docbook/xsl-stylesheets-1.62.4/fo/docbook.xsl 
> templating-dtml.dbk > templating-dtml.fo
> fop chokes on page 21 out of 27 with the message:
> [ERROR] file:/.../templating-dtml.fo:726:554 The id "id2450246" 
> already exists in this document
> That id occurs on this element:
> <fo:list-item-label id="id2450246" 
> end-indent="label-end()"><fo:block>Q:</fo:block></fo:list-item-label>
> and it occurs once only. If I hack it out manually, fop is happy.
> I've posted the above here as well:
>   http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=14962
> If anyone has enlightenment or more info, feel free to follow up
> there.
> I also tried with passivetex (via xmlto) which worked once
> I bumped some settings:
> jean@blommie courses $ grep -A1 njj /usr/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf
> %njj pool_size = 250000
> pool_size = 500000
> -- 
> %njj save_size = 4000   % for saving values outside current group
> save_size = 16000       % for saving values outside current group
> Unfortunately the generated PDF doesn't cut it. The screenshots
> (about 600px wide) are wider than the page, and there are TeX
> artifacts ("- -4pc - -4pc", "0.60+1em") here and there.
> Apart from that, both have bad widowed/orphaned lines problems,
> but the output is usable if one isn't too fussy. I'm considering
> using http://www.easysw.com/htmldoc/ to go from HTML->PDF.
> If anyone has configuration recipes or RTFMs they'd like to share
> for improved PDF (or any print format) generation from DocBook
> with open source tools, feel free ..
> Oooh, I've just given
>   http://www.xmlmind.com/foconverter/downloadperso.shtml
> a try, and it's Not Bad! The output is on par with the above
> two, but it's tweakable in OpenOffice.

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