A PDF version of this document is available for purchase from Sagehill Enterprises. The author of this book is available for helping with DocBook or other XML. This post is, more or less, a note to self so that I can look up how to do this later on. I use docbook to write documentation for some of my. 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.

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Depending on the memory configuration of your machine, your FOP process may fail on large documents with a java. The options for FOP are listed fo http: But you may wish to get the latest versions, in which case, goto ftp: In this example, the memory allocation is MB.

DocBook XSL: The Complete Guide

It is highly recommended that you not use version 0. Ofcourse you will have to change manual. In this tutorial it is used to transform FO output produced by xsltproc into PDF which is a well known format considered by many to be aesthetically pleasing. It is used internally by FOP. Unpack the archive FOP is distributed as a zip file, which can be fkp on almost all systems.

Installing an XSL-FO processor

The html and PDF versions were generated with Publican. Which script you use depends on the operating system: I’ve written a docbook 5. The output produced by the stylesheets mentioned above is reasonable but the stylesheets mentioned above are a standard distribution and as a consequence seem to be designed to cater for the needs of the many, which is sensible, unfortunately.

Java Spring Coder 1 9 Cross references Cross references within a document Linking from other 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 dicbook templates Customizing cross reference behavior Customizing cross reference typography Specialized cross references Chapter Instead of modifying that catalog file, create a new one called catalog in the docbook-xml Profiling conditional text Marking conditional text Marking small bits of text Docbopk profiling conditions Processing profiled versions Single-pass processing Two-pass processing Customization and profiling Validation and profiling Custom profiling attribute Adding new profiling attributes Adding attributes to the DTD Adding attributes to RelaxNG Profiling with new attributes Using the role attribute for profiling Chapter A fo example of the tool in action is the JBoss Press Gang documentationwhich is itself a great resource the gives documentation community guidance on the use of DocBook XML in JBoss documentation.


An example of a para element containing some inline elements is shown below:. They also differ in the features they offer. Setting up the tools Chapter 1. Printed output options Page layout Paper size Finished page size Left and right margins Top and bottom margins Indenting body text Landscape documents Double sided Multi-column Double spacing Typography Body and title font families Font sizes Using renderas to style section titles Chapter and section numbering Depth of section numbering Numbering book parts Page breaking Keep-together processing instruction Soft page breaks Hard page breaks PDF bookmarks Extra blank lines Cross reference page numbers Docbook icon graphics Admonition graphics Callout icons Printing one chapter Crop marks Part III.

DocBook, universal format for technical documents

I have created a customisation layer which looks good enough for standard applications and am offering it to download. Graham Miln 2, 2 docbiok For more information about the tgroup element see http: It becomes the document processors job to decide which of the formats specified in the mediaobject to use in the particular output medium chosen.

The tool uses “brands” to achieve a modularity in applying styles to the content being published. Replace any version strings in the example below with the actual version numbers on the files in your FOP distribution.

Bibliographies Bibliography entries Bibliography database Bibliography database catalog entry Citing bibliographic entries Numbered bibliography entries Sorting a bibliography Customizing bibliography output ISO bibliography standard Bibliography title RefDB bibliographic database Chapter If you unzip to a separate directory these directories will be created. Is there any way to generate pdf from docbook 5.


The processing tools must know where this catalog file is in order to use the functionality it provides. Some provide extension elements and processing instructions to enable features that are not covered in the XSL-FO 1. The example above was taken from a Windows system, modify the value of the uri attribute to point to the t of the DTD on your system.

Glossaries Glossary formatting Glossary formatting in print Linking to a glossary entry What about link and xref? Use the stylesheet parameter fop1.

From DocBook to PDF using Apache FOP

Take a look ad DocBook samples he provides. FOP has built-in support for some graphics formats, but some popular formats such as PNG fp not supported natively. Hicham Bakir 21 1.

One could use stylesheets such that, in HTML rendered output, the phrase used dpcbook the textobject would become the alternative text in an image in the HTML. Languages, characters and encoding Document encoding Output encoding Saxon output character representation Special characters Special characters in output Space characters Missing characters Language support Using the lang attribute Using language parameters Language codes Extending the set of languages Text direction Chapter If you are using XEP, then set dochook xep.

Entities for special characters 3.

This will generate doxbook PDF file named according to the name provided as the second argument. You can download docbook-xsl and docbook-xsl-ns from here: The following entities are provided for special characters, they must always be used tl they are used in a section that has been marked as a CDATA section.

One option you will not find is the ability to set DocBook stylesheet parameters on the command line when you use the -xsl option that processes the stylesheet. The lib directory has other.