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Shlomi Fish edited this page Sep 3, 2020 · 4 revisions

Scripts, utilities, and web services that act as easier-to-use "front ends" to DocBookPublishingTools.

In addition to the utilities listed below, several DocBookAuthoringTools contain publishing tool-chains built in. See Oxygen, Serna, and XMLMind, for example.

  • Docbkx, a Maven plugin for converting DocBook to html, webhelp, epub, and pdf.
  • DobuDish (Formerly Dopus) DobuDish is a DocBook publishing framework. It was designed with portability and extensibility in mind. DobuDish can run on any Windows or Unix platform that supports Java. GPL.
  • Forge Documentation Press is a pre-packaged DocBook XML tool chain. It uses comes with a collection of Java tools to process DocBook XML into HTML, PDF, and other formats. All of the tools come set up and ready to use. AGPL license.
  • is a free web service for formatting DocBook XML to PDF. It uses RenderX's XEP engine. The service provides REST API as well.
  • docbook-utils, a RPM package that includes front-end utilities for using the Openjade DSSSL engine; also available as a Debian Package
  • xmlto, TimWaugh's front-end for using XSLT processors (but currently only understands how to use xsltproc)
  • sgml2x, front end for Jade/Openjade and Jadetex, written in Perl
  • Docbook Transformer, web transforming service from Docbook to html, you can send a url or upload a local file from your system. You can request using GET method too. By
  • [Goshaky DocBook Online Tools]( Upload a DocBook-XML-File, Validate it and transform it to HTML or PDF online '''(2009-01-17: "Service Temporarily Unavailable"''')
  • DocMan (The DocBook Toolchain Manager), a GUI application that makes it easier to convert DocBook XML source files to PDF, HTML, XHTML, and HTML Help. Available for Windows and Linux.
  • DocBook Formatting Service, the web application to demonstrate abilities of RenderX web engine.
  • DocBook Authoring and Publishing Suite (DAPS), an easy-to-use Toolchain used by SUSE. It consists of Makefiles and various scripts to convert DocBook XML sources into PDF, HTML or Manpages. Available for Linux only.
  • [>e-novative> DocBook Environment](, a free Windows environment based on ready-to-use commandline scripts (with simple installer)

Note that the front-end convenience tools the docbook-utils and sgml2x packages provide (the various docbook2* and docbook-2-* utilities such as docbook2html) are, like the older db2* utilities, (mostly) just scripts that act as "wrappers" around Openjade. So if you run into problems using the docbook2* or docbook-2-* or db2* wrapper scripts, you may want to consult the Openjade documentation and use Openjade directly instead.

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