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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: [doc] DITA files PDF output
Date Thu, 27 Jan 2005 00:18:58 GMT
For anyone who is inclined to fiddle, can you include some basic 
instructions on how to produce a pdf, let's say for just the Getting 
Started guide, using saxon and the default DITA xslt stylesheets as a 
starting point? Are these style sheets included in any of the downloads 
from http://incubator.apache.org/derby/manuals?  Also, maybe it would 
help to post a pdf that exhibits the issues you and Scott discussed.


Jeff Levitt wrote:

>Another issue I was hoping to discuss is the PDF
>output of the DITA files.  Scott Hutinger and I spent
>some time using saxon and fop to create pdf's from the
>dita, and we found that some of the issues we are
>having with it can be worked around (for example, a
>solution Scott found for the lack of a generated
>index), but also some that we need more knowledge of
>XSL to fix.  For example, when one page links to
>another page, the link doesnt show the title of the
>new page, it instead displays an id for the page,
>which is jibberish.  Is there anyone out there that
>knows XSL enough to be able to modify the DITA XSL
>files so that they display information correctly? 
>There are currently three books available on the Derby
>Manuals page that are already in DITA, so if anyone
>wants to work with them, they are already available.

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