"Woods, John T." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Has anyone seen the messages

Yes, i have. So what?

Lean back.
First, ask yourself whether you should continue to experiment
with a program which clearly states:
> CVS FOP DOES NOT WORK - DO NOT EXPECT ANYTHING

Someone provided you with an installation with code that
is not intended for public use and is not distributed by
default. And which doesn't work. Which doesn't matter
because whoever installed the stuff on your machine
fubar'd it anyway.

Try to locate a working distribution. Look around in your
directories whether you find something which looks like
useful information.
If this fails, use the Google internet search engine and
type "fop download" into the search form. If you don't 
know what Google is or you can't locate the distribution
within 30 seconds after the search engine answered, ask
your superior for a basic training course.

Choose a directory for your FOP installation. You seem to have
used D:\fop-0.20.3 in earlier tries. Delete all content of
the directory, including all subdirectories. 
After you've downloaded a file named fop-0.20.3-bin.tar.gz
unpack it into this directory. If you don't know how to unpack
the file, ask a local wizard, or take hints from recent posts
on this list. Unpacking .tar.gz files is supposed to be
generally available knowledge and will not be discussed
further on this list.

Make the directory the current directory and type in the
following command:
 fop docs\examples\fo\simple.fo simple.pdf
You should see something like this:
D:\fop-0.20.3>java -cp build\fop.jar;lib\batik.jar;lib\xalan-2.0.0.jar;
lib\xerces-1.2.3.jar;lib\avalon-framework-4.0.jar;lib\logkit-1.0.jar;li
b\jimi-1.0.jar org.apache.fop.apps.Fop docs\examples\fo\simple.fo simple.pdf
[INFO]: FOP 0.20.3
[INFO]: building formatting object tree
[INFO]: [1]
[INFO]: Parsing of document complete, stopping renderer

Afterwards, there should be a file simple.pdf in your directory.

If you still see a message containing
 Could not find org.apache.xerces.parsers.SAXParser
or 
 ClassNotFoundException
or 
 DOES NOT WORK
somewhere this means you screwed up. This is, however, not a problem
with FOP. Ask a local guru to fix it for you.

Furthermore:
> Has anyone seen the messages in bold. 

Do not assume everyone else uses the same mail client as you. In
particular, to many people it would be presented similar to this:
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=fop-user&m=101664483513565&w=2

You are advised to read the instructions you already got again.
Read them carefully. You are already on the brink of being
killfiled.

J.Pietschmann
  • HELP???? Woods, John T.
    • Joerg Pietschmann

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