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Re: List formatting in Docbook -> PDF/PS


I took a quick look at a few of the reformatted Docbook -> PDF documents
and my jaw dropped--they look really good. Nice work! (You too, Mark.)


On Tue, 17 Oct 2000, Greg Ferguson wrote:

> On Oct 15,  6:45pm, Dan Scott wrote:
> > Subject: List formatting in Docbook -> PDF/PS
> >
> > Hello, just dropping in to chat about the formatting of lists through
> > the Docbook -> PDF/PS transform. IIRC, we use jade to go from Docbook
> > to HTML, then use htmldoc to go from HTML to PS and PDF. Unfortunately,
> > there's a bug in this chain that ends up with list items having
> > entirely too much vertical whitespace in the PDF and PS output.
> > ...
> I've got the fix for this (and quite a few other print-variant
> related problems) in place. The first available doc to take
> advantage of this is the HOWTO-INDEX. If you're at all interested,
> you can see the new and hopefully improved PDF output here:
> http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/docs/HOWTO/other-formats/pdf/HOWTO-INDEX.pdf
> This is based on work Mark Komarinski and I did while shaping the
> LDP Author Guide (to get a decent print copy), and what was provided
> to us by Dan Scott (thanks Dan...).
> I intend to run the DocBook SGML content thru this to re-generate
> their PDF and Postscript variants (if I'm not mistaken, only
> those HOWTOs in DocBook were effected by these problems).
> fyi,

Dan Scott,
Friend of the abnormal.

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