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From Lukas Theussl <ltheu...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Converting preformatted APT to PDF
Date Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:35:43 GMT


Peter Lord wrote:
> On 11/01/13 11:26, Lukas Theussl wrote:
>> Peter Lord wrote:
>> > On 11/01/13 08:14, Lukas Theussl wrote:
>> >> My question was: is the wrapping different in the apt source and the
>> >> pdf/html output? Pre-formatted text preserves line-breaks, so you
>> would
>> >> have to adjust the apt source to fit your needs.
>> >>
>> >> However, it seems to me that it should be possible to modify this
>> >> behavior with some xsl-fo attributes as you have indicated. You'll
>> have
>> >> to play around with some keep-together settings, in particular
>> >> keep-together.within-line, see
>> >>
>> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2227797/xls-fo-fop-0-94-using-the-keep-together-with-wrap-option-wrap
>>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> But I'm no fo expert, maybe try a specialized fo list/forum if you
>> can't
>> >> get it to work.
>> >
>> > Thanks again.
>> >
>> > I found that the maven generated .fo file is not removed - which helps
>> > debugging!.  Reading this I can get my pdf-config.xml to insert the fop
>> > attributes in the correct place.
>> >
>> > However its still not wrapping.
>> >
>> > I understand that the FOP version used by the pdf plug-in (0.95) is now
>> > old with line break related issues resolved.   I think I'll need to
>> wait
>> > until the plug-in uses 1.0 or 1.1
>>
>>
>> Indeed, that's another issue I had forgotten. Unfortunately, the fop
>> upgrade to 1.0 is stalled because of
>>
>> https://jira.codehaus.org/browse/DOXIA-409
>>
>> and I just tried locally to use fop 1.1 and got stuck with a missing
>> dependency which is apparently known to the fop people:
>>
>> http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.text.xml.fop.user/34912
>>
>> So waiting for another fop release again... :(
>>
>> -Lukas
>>
>
> Hi Lukas / all,
>
> Are you aware of any progress in these areas ?
>
> I tried using the trunk, 1.3-SNAPSHOT, but this brought in the same fop
> version.

I haven't checked anything for a long time but the latest FOP version is 
still 1.1, so I don't expect any progress here.

Sorry...
-Lukas

>
> Thanks again,
>
> Pete
>
>

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