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Re: Best way to learn FOP?

From: G. Ken Holman <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 12:13:09 -0500
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At 2002-02-01 15:07 +0000, Stephen Clarke wrote:
>I would like to become one of you. What's the best way to learn FOP. I
>already know XML, XSLT, CSS, HTML, and Java.

To learn the basics of XSLFO, I suggest the 170 page free download preview 
of our XSLFO book (we think this is the first XSLFO book published to the 
final Recommendation):

   Practical Formatting Using XSLFO
   (Extensible Stylesheet Language Formatting Objects)
   First Edition - 2001-12-05 - ISBN 1-894049-07-1
   Copyright (c) 2001 Crane Softwrights Ltd.
   / 341 Pages / Subscription price includes free updates,
   /           / soft-copy of all included examples, and an
   /           / accessible rendition and 10 PDF renditions.
   /           / Free 179-page download preview excerpt.

Follow the top "Book Sales" link on our home page noted below.  Note the 
perpetual no-charge updates of each new edition I create as I respond to 
feedback from customers (thanks to those who have already supplied input 
for the next edition!).

Good luck with this new technology ... I find it fun!  Plus, the electronic 
renditions of both of my books and the paper rendition of the XSLT/XPath 
book were all produced using XSLFO (the paper rendition by Prentice-Hall 
is, we think, the very first mass-produced published book whose entire 
content was produced using XSLFO ... we just handed PDF masters created 
using RenderX to the publisher).

..................... Ken

Upcoming: 3-days XSLT/XPath and/or 2-days XSLFO - Feb 18-22, 2002

G. Ken Holman                mailto:gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com
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