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Subject: Re: [docbook] [SLIDES] what about toc?

On Saturday, July 19, 2003, at 10:14 AM, pcasidy@casidy.com wrote:

> But so far, I have not been impressed by the quality of html to pdf
> tools.

It's rather unusual for me to have slides as PDF, because slides are 
meant as an oral presentation tool.  I first thought you wanted an HTML 

> That's why I am looking for a fo to pdf toolchain.

I know that both N. Walsh's and L. Trieloff's provide stylesheets for 
FO output, but I didn't test them.

> I know there is fop but it requires java.

Java and FOP are IMHO simpler to understand than TeX and PassiveTex.  
On FreeBSD you may want to build the JDK with the port java/jdk14.  FOP 
is also available in a port IIRC and installs in 
$(PREFIX)/share/java/classes, so you have to declare the entries there 
in the CLASSPATH environment variable to use FOP on the command line 
with something like "java org.apache.fop.apps.Fop".

FOP is now my PDF generator of choice for small documents.

Comments on docbook-apps are welcome.
Jean-Baptiste Quenot

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