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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] PDF transformation: Why is the right border of my inline "box" missing when I transform to PDF. It works for HTML and Oxygen XML Editor.

I did some testing and found that the problem seems to be the FOP that ships with Oxygen 14.  Here is what I did.
I copied your customization and configured  an Oxygen 14 transformation to apply the customized stylesheet *and* run the built-in FOP processor.  For the Transformation Output tab, I said to Prompt for filename so I could keep track of the output.  That PDF file duplicated the result you were seeing with the missing right border.
Then I changed the transformation to just produce the FO output.  When I examined the FO output file, it looked ok.  When I subsequently processed that saved FO file with the FOP 1.0 I had installed separately on my system, the output showed the right border.
Then I changed the Oxygen configuration using Options > Preferences > XML > XSLT-FO-XQuery > FO Processors.  Under Apache FOP, I selected "Use other Apache FOP", and browsed to the fop.bat file that I had installed separately on my system.  I saved that configuration, and when I ran the transformation, the output showed the right border.
So I concluded that the version of FOP 1.0 that ships with Oxygen 14 seems to be the source of this problem.  Oddly, I compared the fop.jar in Oxygen 14 to the fop.jar in my installation, and they are identical.  So I cannot explain why this happens.  But if you download FOP 1.0, install it, and point Oxygen 14 to use it, then you should get the right border.
And let Oxygen Support know about this (you can forward this information if you like).
Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises

Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 5:22 AM
Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] PDF transformation: Why is the right border of my inline "box" missing when I transform to PDF. It works for HTML and Oxygen XML Editor.


we tried to come up with a solution, but it didn´t work.
After all, we considered that it would be best to reset the entire schema and stylesheet back to "factory settings". Starting from scratch seemed to be a good idea to find the error (we created a backup). All that remained was Oxygens supplied version of Docbook 5.0.

We added our button style to the styelsheet:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
xmlns:d = "

<xsl:import href=""/>

<xsl:template match="d:button">
<fo:inline background-color="#D3D3D3" border-style="solid" border-width="thin" >


as well as a matching counterpart to the schema docbookxi.rng. Everything else remained the same.
However, the borders were still missing when transforming to PDF

After all, the bottom line is that:
- Except of the border, our custom style is working just fine. There is a link between stylesheet and schema
- Its not Adobe Reader (Zoom etc.)
- Its not our stylesheet or schema

So what´s the problem?
- Is it possible that Oxygen and its FO processor cannot handle our custom style? I know you told me that it´s propably not Saxxon, but is possible?
- How did you (@Simon) manage to successfully transform our style to PDF?
- Is is possible that Oxygen supplied an old or at least buggy version of DocBook 5.0?
- How is it possible that our styles works if we use fo:block instead? We have several "boxes" in our manuals and their all rendered correctly.

Thanks for your help.


Daniel Keyes

From:        DaveP <davep@dpawson.co.uk>
To:        docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org,
Date:        12.10.2012 16:04
Subject:        Re: [docbook-apps] PDF transformation: Why is the right border of my inline "box" missing when I transform to PDF. It works for HTML  and Oxygen XML Editor.

On 10/12/2012 01:37 PM, daniel.keyes@finaris.de wrote:
> Hi Simon,
> we have implemented some custom styles in our style sheet and schema, so
> d:button shuld/ does match.
> As mentioned before, it is a custom style. It works for HTML and our
> Oxygen XML Editor, but not for PDF.
> Is it possible that our FO processor, i.e. Saxxon, does not work?
> Daniel

No Daniel, very unlikely. Saxon is probably the most conformant
and well tested processor.


Dave Pawson

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