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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These are useful for automated batch processing of many documents, so you do not have to open them one at a time in a graphical interface. Because these products are undergoing rapid development, and because they provide their own documentation and support, this book will not provide general instructions on how to use them.

When you view a PDF file’s document properties in the reader, it may show title, author, subject, and keywords information. 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. Of course you will have to replace the embed-url with the path to Tl New Roman. And this And this And this. Some basic knowledge of Java and Maven2 is required for this.

The processing tools must know where this catalog file is in order to use the functionality it provides. If you your documents to have the same style as the tutorials then use this customisation layer. Assume that a file called test.

Creating user manuals for the software you are building is an important task. One may modify the stylesheets directly but more often one creates a customisation yo which imports the standard stylesheets and then one overrides specific aspects of the standard stylesheets or adds extra functionality within the customisation layer according to ones tastes.

From DocBook to PDF using Apache FOP

Create a suitable directory to contain the stuff that is about to be extracted. For the ultimate reference guide see DocBook: FOP will convert a. Replace any version strings in the example below with the actual version numbers on the files in your FOP distribution.


The reference page for the programlisting element can be found here: If the document is invalid xmllint will output an error similar to this:. It becomes the document processors job to decide which of the formats specified in the mediaobject to use in the particular output medium chosen. But the interest of DocBook is in separating data and presenting, the possibility to create automatically documents, and the ability to generate documents from databases.

Glossaries Glossary formatting Glossary formatting in print Linking to a glossary entry What about link and xref? Profiling conditional text Marking conditional text Marking small bits of text Multiple 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 The advantage of unzipping the zip in the same location as the standard stylesheets is that the import links may be relative the import links can always be relative assuming the stylesheets are on the same machine, but for clarity if I am using a different directory for the customisation stylesheets I will make the import references absolute.

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 docbpok frame at all. Chess Backgammon Noughs And Crosses. The –valid option specifies that xmllint should validate the document against the DTD and the –noout option specifies that no output should be produced if there are no errors, hence if the document being validated is valid, xmllint will exit silently.

The installation for Unix fpp Windows machines is the same.

From DocBook to PDF using Apache FOP | Goran Jurić

Often one wants to illustrate the use of a program or a commandline, the screen element is intended to mark content up as text that a user yo see on a computer screen. You can find it by going into marketplace and search for docbook there. FOP is distributed as a zip file, which can be opened on almost all systems.

Please read the prerequisites section.


DocBook, universal format for technical documents

There are gzipped tars and RPMs available, download whichever you prefer. The reason for the thead and tfoot elements is dpcbook that different layouts can be applied by the stylesheets for the header and the footer of the table respectively.

There are 14 most used fonts that you can use in your PDF files that do not require you to embedd the font file itself into the PDF. Another thing I needed to add docboook language information for my so for Croatian language it now looks like this:. Just rendered it to a PDF through one of my Maven environments. Error at URL “file Using stylesheet parameters Parameters on the command line Parameters in a file Chapter 7.

You can make the change permanent by adding docgook in the FOP convenience script, such as fop. Here is docvook quick description of some of the features:. Just replace the example with the above DocBook 5. If there are some failures, they should be returned this way: Note Use the stylesheet parameter fop1.

It is provided with the docbook 5 distribution.

DocBook, universal format for technical documents

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. For the entire source and output pertaining to the examples discussed in this section see Table Examples.

If you want to use the custom stylesheets you simply modify the stylesheet parameter so that it points to the custom stylesheet you want to use. 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. The general form of an ordered list is like this:. Provides the support library for SVG graphics. The commercial processors are assumed to provide their own documentation and support, so installation instructions for commercial processors are not provided in this book.

Texinfo can be – theoretically – converted to DocBook by makeinfo.