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

Requirements on PDF Version

This section describes some general requirements on PDF document.

If you want your book to be published as a printable document, you need to present it as a PDF document. Here are some general requirements on PDF documents:

  • One book will be presented in a single PDF document.
  • The first page will be a cover with book title, author and copyright information.
  • A table of contents is required. It should give a list of chapters and sections with page number references.
  • All entries in the table of contents should be hyper links pointing to individual chapters and sections. This is a great navigation help for people viewing your book electronically instead of on printed papers.
  • All external Web site hyper links should be maintained.
  • Each chapter should be started on new pages.
  • The PDF document will be designed for 11 x 8.5 inches papers in portrait format.
  • A header and footer should be presented on each page to give book title, author, version, and page number information.

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

Requirements on PDF Version

 PDF Documents Generation Steps

 PDF Document Generation with hyPub Perl Programs

 hyPub Sample PDF Documents and Source Code

 Areas of Future Improvements


 PDF Printing Version

Dr. Herong Yang, updated in 2007
Requirements on PDF Version