You get what you pay for. If you want to invest resources to improve FOP,
you are free to do so.


On Sat, May 24, 2014 at 12:14 AM, Ron Wheeler <
rwhee...@artifact-software.com> wrote:

>  The conversation below shows one of the reasons why I would like to see DITA 
> become part of the XMLGraphics family.
> One of the most experienced and influential DITA practitioners is giving 
> advice about the suitability of FOP for producing correct PDFs.
>
> Ron
> -----------------------------
>
>
> This is an issue with the FOP XSL-FO engine (one of many).
>
> For top-qualify PDF output you really need to license Antenna House XSL
> Formatter or RenderX XEP, both of which produce excellent results. FOP
> simply has too many bugs and limitations to be generally useful for
> production PDF generation using XSL-FO, unfortunately.
>
> Cheers,
>
>
> XXX
>
>
>
> On 5/23/14, 9:54 AM, yyy <markpeters.w...@gmail.com> 
> [dita-users]"<dita-us...@yahoogroups.com> <dita-us...@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>        [Attachment(s) <#TopText> from Mark Peters included below]
>
>
>      Hi,
>
>
> Using DITA-OT 1.7 and the default org.dita.pdf2 plugin, I notice that
> some TOC entries are randomly misaligned slightly. The leader extends one
> or two extra "dots."
>
>
> For example (not sure if the formatting will come through correctly. An
> image is also attached):
>
> Chapter 1: RTI4T System Overview...........11
> RTI System Diagram.....................................12
> System Components...................................12
> RTI Network Diagram...................................15
> Summary of RTI Setup Tasks.......................15
>
>
> Like I said, the misalignment is random. It's not all H1s or H2s, for
> example, which would probably be relatively easy to fix.
>
>
> Even more puzzling, the XSL-FO attributes in the temp files are identical
> for nodes at the same level that have different alignments.
>
> For example, here are two H1-level nodes. The first node is slightly
> misaligned. But the indent values are identical for both nodes.
>
> <fo:block start-indent="25pt + (1 * 30pt) + 14pt">
>                    <fo:block end-indent="22pt" font-size="10pt"
> font-weight="normal" last-line-end-indent="-22pt" text-align="justify"
> text-align-last="justify" text-indent="-14pt">
>                        <fo:basic-link
> internal-destination="_OPENTOPIC_TOC_PROCESSING_d70e1310"
> line-height="150%">
>                            <fo:inline end-indent="14pt">RTI System
> Diagram</fo:inline>
>                            <fo:inline keep-together.within-line="always"
> start-indent="-14pt">
>                                <fo:leader leader-pattern="dots"/>
>                                <fo:page-number-citation
> ref-id="_OPENTOPIC_TOC_PROCESSING_d70e1310"/>
>                            </fo:inline>
>                        </fo:basic-link>
>                    </fo:block>
>                </fo:block>
>                <fo:block start-indent="25pt + (1 * 30pt) + 14pt">
>                    <fo:block end-indent="22pt" font-size="10pt"
> font-weight="normal" last-line-end-indent="-22pt" text-align="justify"
> text-align-last="justify" text-indent="-14pt">
>                        <fo:basic-link
> internal-destination="_OPENTOPIC_TOC_PROCESSING_d70e1334"
> line-height="150%">
>                            <fo:inline end-indent="14pt"> System
> Components </fo:inline>
>                            <fo:inline keep-together.within-line="always"
> start-indent="-14pt">
>                                <fo:leader leader-pattern="dots"/>
>                                <fo:page-number-citation
> ref-id="_OPENTOPIC_TOC_PROCESSING_d70e1334"/>
>                            </fo:inline>
>                        </fo:basic-link>
>                    </fo:block>
>                </fo:block>
>
>
> I'm viewing the PDFs in Abobe Reader, but that hasn't made a difference
> in the past.
>
>
> Any idea what's going on?
>
>
> Thanks for any insights.
>
> yyy
>
>
>  --
> Ron Wheeler
> President
> Artifact Software Inc
> email: rwhee...@artifact-software.com
> skype: ronaldmwheeler
> phone: 866-970-2435, ext 102
>
>

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