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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The installation for Unix and Windows machines is the same. The cleanup process entails removing duplicate page numbers on an entry, and converting a sequence of consecutive numbers to a page range. Docbooi preset manner simusing a wide variety of CMS or documentation tools. I will explain later why the language attribute is important.

Download the zip or tar with bin as a substring of its name to some suitable location.

From DocBook to PDF using Apache FOP

The reference page for the ulink element can be found here: Most of them are commercial products, but they are in serious competition on price and features, which benefits the user community. Dlcbook attributes colsep and rowsep are used to control whether lines should be drawn between columns and ofp respectively:. Setting up the tools Chapter 1.

Publican is used by Red Hat as part of its internal documentation toolchain, and is an open source application hosted by the Docbooi project. Creating user manuals for the software you are building is an important task. The item within the imageobject that handles the image is imagedatait’s reference page is at http: Some tools used for processing DocBook use the DTD at this location, this is no good when one wants to process a DocBook document on a computer that does not have Internet access or where accessing the Internet is undesirable.


I will not go into details on validating DocBoox syntax, but it is recommended that you validate your files because I guess it is faster than invoking Ddocbook FOP to generate you PDF and realising that somewhere at the end of your documentation there is a syntax error.

You can change what the message says docook a customization layeror you could define it as an empty template there to turn off the message entirely. DocBook Consulting Services available.

DocBook, universal format for technical documents

You can find it by going into marketplace and search for docbook there. 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 would see on a computer screen.

Here is the zipped customisation layer: The type of enumeration is specified via the numeration attribute like this:. The processing tools must know where this catalog file is in order to use the functionality it provides. You could add similar entries to the catalog file shown above to map other DTDs you desire to use to local copies of their DTD’s. On Windows, rename JimiProClasses. And those differences can prevent your document from being transformed.

DocBook XSL: The Complete Guide

Download the latest version of the Fop application, from http: The morerow attribute specifies how many more rows the entry it ro applied to should span:. 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.

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.

Some provide extension elements and processing instructions to enable features that are not covered in the XSL-FO 1. One may also specify the type of enumeration that the list will display, there are five types of enumeration; arabic, loweralpha, lowerroman, upperalphaupperroman. 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 Another vop I needed to add was language information for my so for Croatian dobook it now looks like this:.


In case the above example does not work, and you are interested in how I have setup my environment read Making DocBook content available in a Maven project site. There are significant differences between Docbook 4.

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. Unfortunately at the time of writing the tools used to convert FO to PDF either did not yet implement this feature or were in a broken state with regards to this feature so no pictorial examples can be provided.

These can be obtained from http: Chess Backgammon Noughs And Crosses. There is some debate about whether or not it is best to separate block elements from para elements, it is probably better to do so however because some processing systems have problems processing block elements within para elements.

The html and PDF versions were generated with Publican.