SVDIG Silicon Valley DITA Interest Group

8Aug/121

Meeting: Introduction to XSL-FO and the DITA-OT

Simon Bate, Senior Technical Consultant at Scriptorium was in town teaching a class on DITA and we were lucky to have him come and share tips and information on XSL-FO and the DITA-OT. The large crowd in house as well as a good number of remote attendees kept him busy with questions. Based on the feedback I've received, everyone left with some good information.

Simon started with an overview of XSL-FO, discussing the basic concepts as well as its strengths and weaknesses. He then explained how to develop a "plugin for the plugin" to allow you to easily (well, that may depend) create customizations to the DITA-OT PDF2 plugin.

If you took notes or have some comments, please feel free to add them to this page!

2012-08-FO-for-SVDIG.pdf - Simon's presentation slides.

Thanks Simon!

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  1. I was one of the “phone people”, and I wanted to say thank you so much for making virtual attendance available!! I learned so much, and picked up some great tips and tricks for organizing and deploying plug-ins. Really great info.


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