Publishing with XML - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v4.02, by Dr. Herong Yang
Formatting XSL-FO Files to PDF Files Using FOP
This section provides an example of formatting an XSL-FO file to a PDF file with FOP.
Let's format hello.fo into a PDF file with the following command:
fop -fo hello.fo -pdf hello.pdf
You should see the following on the screen:
[INFO] Using org.apache.xerces.parsers.SAXParser as SAX2 Parser [INFO] FOP 0.20.5rc2 [INFO] Using org.apache.xerces.parsers.SAXParser as SAX2 Parser [INFO] building formatting object tree [INFO] setting up fonts [INFO]  [INFO] Parsing of document complete, stopping renderer
Now if you open the output file, hello.pdf, with Adobe Acrobat Reader, you should see the greeting message, "Hello world!", showing at the top left corner of the page. This is great. I am starting to like FOP now.
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