Your First Document

Make sure you followed the procedure in the Installing section.

The following procedure provides a simple example for using Oxygen PDF Chemistry to style an XML document:

  1. Start with a simple XML document to test the installation. Save it as my_doc.xml.
    <article>
       <title>Hello World!</title>
       <p>My first document.</p>
    </article>
  2. Create a CSS stylesheet in the same folder. Save it as my_style.css.
    article, title, p {
       display: block
    }
                        
    title {
       fonts-size:larger;
       border-bottom: 1pt solid blue;
    }
  3. Open a command line console, change directory to the folder that contains your samples, and invoke:
    chemistry -in my_doc.xml -css my_style.css -out my_doc.pdf
  4. Open the result in your PDF reader.