This is one I have been battling (as a self-taught to novice Docbook user), for
some time. I was trying to find a common solution for block and inline images.
What worked in Docbook 4 did not necessarily work after upgrading to Docbook 5.
Two mins after documenting my solution for my team, your mail came in.
I tried all sorts of combinations of attributes and xsl styling. I ended up
removing nearly all the image sizing content in our customisation layer and
settled on this.
For an image that is too wide, add scalefit="1" and contentwidth="100%"
attributes to the <imagegedata> tag: e.g
<imagedata scalefit="1" width="100%" fileref="images/excel_ccode.png"/>
2 For an image that is too high to fit onto a page, add scalefit="1" and
contentwidth="100%" attributes to the <imagegedata> tag
For inline media objects, I just resize them in an image editor – don’t know if
this is practical in your case though.
There may be other considerations depending on your build tool chain.
I am sure that experts will have a much more sophisticated customisation layer
solution, but this is simple, works for me and I can easily roll out to the
rest of my team. I do look forward to seeing solutions from more expert users.
I’d love to get some feedback.
From: Paul Baumer [mailto:paul.baum...@gmail.com]
Sent: 17 October 2016 03:29 PM
Subject: [docbook] Scale Image to fit in width or leave unscaled
I would like to achieve the following image resizing as a general rule in my
docbook5. I generate the docbook myself using python. And finally I generate
pdf from the docbook.
if image width will not fit the page
it shall be resized to fit in width
image size shall be left unchanged
I am aware of the scalefit, scale, width and content width. But I am having
difficulty in using a combination of those to achieve the desired logic above.
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