Re: [xep-support] cover pages front and back

From: Bob Stayton <>
Date: Fri Mar 30 2007 - 08:56:11 PST

The DocBook XSL stylesheets currently don't provide direct support for covers, only front title pages. Covers can come in a variety of configurations, such as single-sheet for front and back, wrap-around with spine, or wrap-around without spine for saddle stitch. Text placement and graphics are highly individual, so it is hard to write a general-purpose stylesheet for all possible designs. Also, cover PDFs are often produced separately because their production process (color, heavier stock) may differ from the process for the book block.

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises
DocBook Consulting

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  Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 2:11 AM
  Subject: [xep-support] cover pages front and back

  I want ot add a front and back cover to the PDF I am producing from DocBook XSL and XEP.
  The covers are images (in whatever format is appropriate for this task, eps, pdf, or whatever) except for the title of the book and a couple of other things like pub date.
  I am really new to all this and would greatly appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction.
  Thank you
  -- Michael

  Michael Damkier

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