RE: [xsl] xml to pdf conversion

Subject: RE: [xsl] xml to pdf conversion
From: "Scherpenzeel, Wim" <Wim.Scherpenzeel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 09:23:32 +0200
Maybe this will help...

This is how I do a 'demo' of the whole process (from XML tp PDF)
1- Open DOs box and execute the style sheet conversion to get from XML to FO
like this:
    XT input stylesheet output
The input file is your 'raw' XML; the stylesheet converts this XML file into
an XML file containing FO-tags.
2- Next, you have to call the FOP-processor. I use a CMD file for this
purpose. I named it 'fo-to-pdf.cmd'.  It takes one parmL the input file.
This input file is the output of step1 (the XML file containing the
   So type in: fo-to-pdf input-file
This generates an output file called input-file.pdf 

This is the content of the CMD file 'fo-to-pdf':

rem @echo off
rem   This batch file encapsulates a standard XEP call. 

set JAVA_HOME=E:\JavaSoft\JRE\1.3.0_02


%JAVA_HOME%\bin\java -classpath %CP% -Dcom.renderx.FO2PDF.ROOT=%XEP_HOME%
-Dcom.renderx.FO2PDF.VALIDATE=true -Dcom.renderx.FO2PDF.GC_LEVEL=0
com.renderx.FO2PDF.Driver %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9

-----Original Message-----
From: Rene de Vries [mailto:RdVries@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: dinsdag 19 juni 2001 9:06
To: 'xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: RE: [xsl] xml to pdf conversion

Hi Rianda (and Spencer),

I found FOP at, downloaded everything 
I could found, read everything I could read, but until now I wasn't able to 
get it working. How do I get a Windows-exe to be able to run it from the 
command line, etc..
What I miss is a simple "Getting started".
Maybe it's beacuse I only have java 1.3.1 runtime environment???

Greetings Rene
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"You don't need eyes to see, you need vision!"

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van:	Rianda Broodryk [SMTP:RiandaB@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Verzonden:	maandag 18 juni 2001 16:20
Aan:	'xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Onderwerp:	RE: [xsl] xml to pdf conversion

If you are using xsl as well as xml, then you can download a package called
FOP, and run it from the command line, it transforms xsl and xml into pdf
format and is available free of charge. Extensive tutorials are available
with the downloaded package. Just do a search from a search engine for FOP.

-----Original Message-----
From: Earl Spencer [mailto:eapencer74@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 18 June 2001 04:07
To: XSL-List@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [xsl] xml to pdf conversion

Hi folks,
            I want to convert an xml document to pdf format i just started
working on it .Can anybody who already did that give me some guidelines or
any links and tell me what the best way is to convert an xml file to pdf

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