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From Thorsten Scherler <>
Subject Re: some questions regarding forrest
Date Fri, 25 Mar 2005 23:13:56 GMT
On Fri, 2005-03-25 at 15:44 +0100, Marc Logemann wrote:

> 1.
> --
> I want to create product documentation and i need 3 versions: "PDF", 
> "HTML One-Page", "HTML links-per-chapter/topic". An example of such an 
> approach can be seen here: 
> (docbook generated ;-)) How to structure the XML documents for this?
> Do i need XML linking capabilites? Because i want one XML file per 
> topic, several topics are a chapter and several chapters are the book. 
> Now i want forrest to produce one BIG html page covering the book, one 
> TOC based html with different links to the various topics or chapters 
> and a PDF with the complete material. PDF for various chapters wont hurt 
> either. Tapestry has done it nearly the same way with forrest, so it 
> should be doable. (perhaps i should check out tapestry CVS to see whats 
> going on there)

Hmm, I just looked on the link you posted and on the tapestry site. The
overview is a simple site with links. Trying to say this you will have
to create yourself. forrest will not produce this for you at current

For whole site and whole pdf have a look at

> 2.
> --
> How can i control the PDF generation? The footer is pretty big and i 
> want to shorten it but how?

have a look at main/webapp/skins/{skin-name}/xslt/pdf/* and

> 3.
> --
> When transforming the OO documents to PDF, we get the Object 
> descriptions for tables and images below them. Is this the way it should be?

I guess so ;-). 

No, I do not know. Can not help you here.


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