Publishing Books Using XML Technologies
Dr. Herong Yang, Version 4.01

Formatting Printable Documents with XSL-FO

This chapter describes how to use the XSL-FO (XSL Formatting Objects) technology to format printable documents.

What Is XSL-FO (XSL Formatting Objects)

Example of XSL-FO Document -

Installing Apache FOP - XSL-FO Processor

Formatting XSL-FO Files to Text Files Using FOP

Formatting XSL-FO Files to PDF Files Using FOP

Formatting XML Files to PDF Files with XSLT

Tranforming XML Files with XSLT Stylesheets

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Ideas on Publishing Books using XML

 Overview of hyPub - A Simple XML Publishing Tool

 Writing Book Contents in XHTML Source Files

 Transforming Book Source Files with XSL Technology

 Designing Web Page Layouts with Tables

 Controlling Web Page Appearance with CSS

 Sharing HTML Codes with JavaScript Files

 Generating Web Pages with hyPub

Formatting Printable Documents with XSL-FO

 Generating PDF Documents with hyPub

 Areas of Future Improvements


 PDF Printing Version

Dr. Herong Yang, updated in 2007
Formatting Printable Documents with XSL-FO