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Subject: Re: Writing stylesheets for Web and PDF output?
From: Vasu Chakkera <vasucv@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 26 May 2012 23:07:27 +0100
Re:  Writing stylesheets for Web and PDF output?
There are things you can do programmatic to manage the code.
I recently came across this tool called Ecrion .. I thought this was
cool as you can design one front ( PDF / HTML Etc) in the designer and
ask the designer to produce the HTML/PDF/Text outputs.. This was cool.
The only problem with this is ofcourse, if the designs are different
for HTML and for PDF and the text. in which case, you will have to
redesign .. But if they are simple designs, then it does work a
magic..  May not be completely in context with the original question,
but nevertheless, worth its  GBP 0.02 ...

On 26 May 2012 22:18, Dan Vint <dvint@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The publication module may be a key difference. The current tools manage
> content of the publication through an interface and proprietary XML format.
> So their graphical interface is used to organize the content and then
> publish it. This is easy for the writers to use, but it doesn't allow me to
> introduce any processing of my own. Anything I add has to be done after the
> fact.
> ..dan
> At 01:40 PM 5/26/2012, you wrote:
>> Hi Dan,
>> I am working in a similar environment, except we use 2 different sets of
>> stylesheets, but have many imported/included stylesheets shared across the
>> IETM and PDF. Like you, we have a S1000D input to publish a MIL-STD-40051
>> output. As you know the 40051 output covers a number of different
>> Manuals (PDF output). We have over 15 Publication Modules which share over
>> 1000 data modules. We use a "pipeline" approach like you do. We have been
>> doing this for 2 years with great success. Managing 2 sets of stylesheets
>> for 2 completely different outputs is manageable. In fact, I prefer it
>> way. But trying to great a single set of stylesheets to output 2
>> different outputs (IETM or PDF) would be a nightmare to manage (IMO).
>> Phil
>> On May 26, 2012, at 4:05 PM, Dan Vint wrote:
>> > I have at least 3 environments that I need to keep consistent.
>> > 1) Arbortext editing environment
>> > 2) IETM output as HTML
>> > 3) 3rd party application that merges the data modules together into one
>> > XML file that is then processed to make the PDF. Originally designed to
be a
>> > mil-spec manual output but typically now just used for review copies
>> > the requirement is to make it more like the IETM output.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Danny Vint
> Panoramic Photography
> http://www.dvint.com
> voice: 619-938-3610

Vasu Chakkera
NodeLogic Limited

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