Sorry, the second case should have a contentdepth attribute instead of
contentwidth. (These both specify a container size into which the image fits)
I’m not sure that I understand your second question. For my purposes, I can see
in the pdf output that it doesn’t fit. Are you trying to predict, prebuild,
whether an image will fit or not? Pixel width isn’t an absolute measure but
look at a few of your cases (image property details) to get a rough idea of
what pixel width is too large in your case (it may vary depending on screen
I don’t think it’s relevant in your case but the final complication I had was
in the online output (javahelp). For that, I tried a whole range of styling
solutions based on online suggestions but eventually I settled on resizing the
image in an image editor and testing the output until it was a reasonable width
in the online output. [Incidentally, resizing images was my best way for me to
handle inline images as well].
As I said previously, not exactly sophisticated but the most practical solution
in my case. Feel free to keep asking questions. I’m just sharing my experiences
and solution until an expert jumps in with something more generalisable!
From: Paul Baumer [mailto:paul.baum...@gmail.com]
Sent: 17 October 2016 04:07 PM
To: Greg Cale <greg.c...@csgi.com>
Subject: Re: [docbook] Scale Image to fit in width or leave unscaled
thanks! I don't see a difference between the attributes of two cases though. A
Secondly how can I know if an image is too wide to fit on the selected page?
On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 4:38 PM, Greg Cale
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<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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