[oXygen-user] an extra blank page in the .pdf output + a new question

Chip Wiegand
Wed Aug 10 10:34:05 CDT 2005

 wrote on 08/10/2005 01:24:32 AM:

> Hello Chip,
> If you are using the Docbook XSL stylesheets and the FOP processor to 
> generate the pdf file the empty page seems to be a bug in FOP. In the 
> XSL-FO file generated by the stylesheets the pages that follow the title 

> and copyright pages start a new page sequence. The FOP processor should 
> not generate an empty page for a break-after property before a new
> page sequence. To avoid that use in your transformation scenario a 
> Docbook XSL customization layer that replaces the template 
> book.titlepage.separator with an empty template:
> <xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" 
> version="1.0">
>      <xsl:import href="../frameworks/docbook/xsl/fo/docbook.xsl"/>
>      <xsl:template name="book.titlepage.separator"/>
> </xsl:stylesheet>

Thanks for the help, I have my own .xsl stylesheet already so I added your 
suggested code to it and it works fine. It would only work with the code - 
<xsl:template name="book.titlepage.separator"/> - and not the other stuff, 
I already have the other lines in my .xsl. But what I don't understand is 
why that one line does anything at all? I don't see anything there to tell 
the processor to do anything. I must not be understanding it correctly.

So, here's another one I hope can be fixed by just adding a bit of code to 
the .xsl -
How do I define a smaller size font for chapter titles? I found some info 
in the Docbook manual, chapter 5, on customizing Docbook, but that looks 
way too complicated for what I want to do.


> I just tried it on a large Docbook document and the empty page is not 
> generated any more. You have to replace the path to the docbook.xsl 
> stylesheet with a valid path on your machine.
> For instructions about creating and using a Docbook customization layer 
> in <oXygen/> see the demo:
> Best regards,
> Sorin
> Chip Wiegand wrote:
> > When I create a .pdf from my file I get an extra page that contains 
only a 
> > horizontal line at the top and bottom of the page. This page is always 
> > 3rd page of the document -
> > 1st page - Cover page or Title page
> > 2nd page - Copyright page
> > 3rd page - empty except for two horizontal lines
> > 4th page onwards - chapter 1 and onwards
> > 
> > 
> > Is the mostly blank page supposed to be there? If not, what do I do to 
> > rid of it?
> > I just noticed that the toc is not appearing on the page, could this 
> > be a blank toc?
> > 
> > Regards,
> > 
> > Chip Wiegand
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