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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Generating PDF from QuickBook?
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-02-08 09:41:25

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost-users [mailto:boost-users-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Nat Goodspeed
> Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 6:20 PM
> To: boost-users_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Generating PDF from QuickBook?
> On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 12:26 PM, Daniel James <dnljms_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > On 7 February 2014 17:02, Steven Watanabe <watanabesj_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >> On 02/07/2014 08:44 AM, Nat Goodspeed wrote:
> >>> Is there some incantation I can apply to produce PDF output?
> >> You need to set up fop. I think there's a wiki page:
> >>
> > We usually use XEP as it gives better results. I'm not sure how well
> > FOP will work as I haven't tried it for years.
> Yes - the cited Wiki page gives a pretty strong nudge in the direction of XEP.

I believe that RenderX XEP has been the only one that has worked on Quickbook toolchain to produce

It is a hassle to set up (as I have been rediscovering on moving to new hardware and Windows 8.1 and

The user-config.jam values

# XSLT-FO processor from
using fop
  : # XEP batch filename
  # Note you may need to increase the Java heap size.
   "C:/Progra~1/renderx/xep/xep.bat" # OK
   : # Java executable called by xep.bat.
   "C:\\Program files\\Java\\jre7" # OK changed from jre6 and on 8 Feb 2014 is OK.

*and* the program locations *inside* xep.bat must be edited (awkward if in program file/renderX).

If anyone wants help doing this setup, do ask, privately if preferred.

HTML docs are essential, but PDFs are a single file and easily emailed, and can be *searched* using
your favorite PDF reader, a useful feature if the docs are unindexed, or the term chosen by the
authors to be indexed is not the term you expect.
We continue to be grateful to RenderX for permission to use this software to generate these useful


Paul A. Bristow,
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