Docbook is easy to learn, easy to write, and does things other text Then you process file with Apache FOP, a Java application that. You should also take a look at the information about SVG support in FOP at the apache website: Bob Stayton. Apache™ FOP: General questions¶. What is Apache™ FOP?¶; .. Older DocBook style sheets generate fo:table-with-caption elements, so watch out.
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In Antenna House, the extension is an attribute named axf: The reference page for the programlisting element can aoache found here: More information about customising stylesheets can be found at http: Creating user manuals for the software you are building is an important task.
Note Some stylesheets may define that nested lists are of a different numeration by default. Some older versions are available in the directory oldreleases on that server, should one desire them. They also differ in the features they offer. You can download the JAI files from http: 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.
In Arbortext, the element is fo: The first will be used here to validate XML files and the latter two will be used to process XML files to produce other types of output. The ftp directory also contains devel apachr of the software, this is for people who want to develop with libxml. When the extensions for one of these processors is turned on, extra code is written by the stylesheet into the XSL-FO file.
Download the zip or tar with bin as apsche substring of its name to some suitable location. The value applied to this attribute is the name of the columns, columns are named using the colspec element, colspec elements are inserted inside tgroup but before theadtbody and tfoot:.
Note The three links shown immediately above may be broken since it is common practice to remove old versions from a download page when they are obsoleted. If I am running a Windows system I have a directory called c: It is a program which uses XSLT.
From DocBook to PDF using Apache FOP
DocBook is the first thing that came to mind, but as it is usually the case the things are not so simple as they should be. You probably want the binary version rather than the source version. In Antenna House, the extension element is axf: 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 attributes colsep and rowsep are used to control whether lines should be drawn between columns and rows respectively:.
From DocBook to PDF using Apache FOP | Goran Jurić
On Unix, rename JimiProClasses. 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. For the ultimate reference guide see DocBook: The DocBook DTD Document Type Definition contains rules which specify the structure of a valid DocBook document, for example, the order that elements may appear and valid attributes etc.
Itemized lists are standard bulleted lists and should be used where order of evaluation of the items of the list is not significant, ordered lists should be used where order of evaluation dpcbook he items of the list are significant. This does not seem to provide the desired functionality without modification. Chess Backgammon Noughs And Crosses. It is highly recommended that you not use version 0.
Within this tutorial the primary purpose for installing the libxml C library will be to gain access the tools that come with xocbook.
The following entities are provided for special characters, they must always be used unless they are used in a section that has been marked as a CDATA section.
But the DocBook XSL stylesheets include support for some of the extensions provided by a few of the processors, and those will be described in this book. I have created a customisation layer which looks good enough apqche standard applications and am offering it to download.
Getting Upto Speed With DocBook
For starters I do not use any PHP code in my documentation so I do not have the need for Phing tasks that take care of syntax highlighting program listings yet. A list of the latest files at the time of docobok is shown below:. Note One can use the –loaddtd option to specify an external DTD to validate the file with. This will produce output as an XSL FO Formatting objectthis is an intermediate file type that can be used by other programs to generate other types of output, such as PDF.
The commercial processors are assumed to provide their own documentation and support, so installation dicbook for commercial processors are not provided in this book.
Unfortunately there is no morecolumns attribute, instead one has to use namest to specify the starting column of the entry and nameend to specify the ending column of the entry. A template for a DocBook article is shown below:.
Linux users can also download a gzipped tar file. The table contains an attribute called frame which specifies how the table should be framed:. But you may wish to get the latest versions, in which case, goto ftp: Entities for ot characters 3. Getting the tools working.
The lib directory has other. The output above is PDF, with HTML all the tables look the same as the one with attribute all apart from the one with attribute none which has no frame at all.