Funny we should mention this. TEI > XHTML > Word Processor > PDF is the
method I've been using for the last while to build PDFs of my
forthcoming magnum opus, though I ended up going with Word:
a) because it seemed to have better CSS support
b) because Open Office (on my WinXP at any rate) never seems to
understand &#x unicode entities.
c) because I've always found the OO styles more difficult (I personal
shortcoming, I'm sure)
Last night Word started acting up on me (the program cannot stop
processing things), and while I've fixed the problem, I don't mind flipping.
Has anybody experience (particularly with the unicode references and
CSS) in OO?
Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> Tim Finney wrote:
>>Not surprisingly, given the complaints above, the tables are not
>>properly formatted. There are also a number of spurious "- -4pc" and
>>"0.60+1em" strings at the tops of pages and preceding list headings.
> This is a FAQ in the Docbook world. You need to tell Norm Walsh's
> stylesheets that you are using PassiveTeX, and it adjusts itself
> to produce less complex XSL FO.
> Orthogonal to the TEI, of course.
> Anyone who wants a PDF which is a bit better than "load into Firefox,
> press Print"
> might like to make an HTML from your TEI XML (we all got that far, right?),
> then load the HTML into OpenOffice, manipulate it there, and print to
> PDF from OO.
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