The author of this book is available for helping with DocBook or other XML publishing projects. Installing FOP · Using FOP · Using other XSL-FO processors. Docbook is easy to learn, easy to write, and does things other text To output to PDF, tell FOP to register your fonts with your file. And since my entire DocBook chain was built from open source, I had to use Apache FOP. Apache FOP has a long history. For some reason, it.

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FOP is more feature complete for example, callouts are processed docboo, literal layouts and arguably produces nicer looking output. The following are some examples of using the scripts:. In Antenna House, the extension element is axf: With this in place, making the plugin use this font is pretty easy. Copy it to the lib subdirectory of the FOP installation.

It may be that your system is not allocating enough memory to the Java Virtual Machine. FOP dkcbook built-in support for some graphics formats, but some popular formats such as PNG are not supported natively. Provides the support library for SVG graphics.

From DocBook to PDF using Apache FOP | Goran Jurić

These are examples of optional dblatex output docbookk and are used by a2x 1. If you are using the Maven Docbkx Plugin, then you might want something that integrates with Maven. In XEP, the extension element is rx: Creating user manuals for the software you are building is an important task.

In this example, the memory allocation is MB. Toolchain processing performs link and document validity checks.


This example is run on MS Windows from a Cygwin shell prompt: Since the Apache FOP will probably complain about hyphenation, grab the hyphenation patterns and copy the cocbook file fop-hyph. You probably want the binary version rather than the source version.

For some reason, it seems impossible to ever arrive at a version 1. Converting DocBook to other file formats. To download FOP, go to http: If the DocBook lang attribute is set then things like table of contents, figure and table captions and admonition captions will be output in the specified language setting the AsciiDoc lang attribute sets the DocBook lang attribute.

Now the refactored version has been released, with the first stable version 0. FOP will convert a.

From DocBook to PDF using Apache FOP

The version numbers shown here may differ from the ones in your distribution. This produces a more usable index. It is used internally by FOP. This should be enough to make the plugin aware of the existence of this font, and to have a way resolve its name to the required meta data.

On the other hand, HTML output directly from AsciiDoc is much faster, is easily customized and can be used in situations where eocbook is no suitable DocBook toolchain for example, see the AsciiDoc website.

I am using the directory structure he created as well as sample files, with little modifications. That message comes from a template named root. You can make the change permanent by adding it in the FOP convenience script, such as fop.

Of course there was dobook occasional warning that we were all expected to use StarOffice, but by making sure the DocBook generated output resembled the printed material produced by HQ, it never turned into a big argument. FOP is also a Java program, so it is easy to install, especially if you already are using Java programs such as Saxon or Xalan.


HTML from DocBook can optionally include automatically generated indexes, tables of contents, footnotes, lists docbokk figures and tables. This example generates an asciidoc. Apache FOP is providing some utilities for generating font metrics, however none of that is based on Docbokk. For a long time, version 0.

Take a look ad DocBook samples he provides. Using stylesheet parameters Parameters on the command line Parameters in a file Chapter 7. One of the biggest hurdles for new users is installing, configuring and using a DocBook XML toolchain.

Chapter 5. DocBook

You can increase the memory allocation by adding a -Xmx option to any Java command. Cross references Cross references within a document Linking from docboo elements Options for generated xref text Cross references between documents Linking to websites Breaking long URLs DocBook 5 cross references Customizing cross references Customizing with an xrefstyle attribute Modifying gentext templates Customizing cross reference behavior Customizing cross reference typography Specialized cross references Chapter In Antenna House, an extension attribute named axf: FOP is distributed as a zip file, which can be docblok on almost all systems.

The commercial processors are assumed to provide their own documentation and support, so installation instructions for commercial processors are not provided in eocbook book. Note For a long time, version 0. I will not contemplate on the DocBook syntax as there are various sources on the internet that will teach you how to use the DocBook syntax for writing.

This example is run on MS Windows from a Cygwin shell prompt:.