User's guide: How to increase font size

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camel44
2012-04-17
2013-05-20
  • camel44

    camel44 - 2012-04-17

    Hi, I would like to print the user's guide ( http://www.epic-ide.org/downloads/EPIC_User%27s_Guide.pdf ), but I see that the main font size is too litle.

    I have tried to zoom the document in, by using "pdfjam -scale …" command (in Linux), but the text gets out of the printing area.

    Then I have tried other way. I have downloaded the source code of the guide ( http://e-p-i-c.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/e-p-i-c/org.epic.doc/guide/?view=tar ). The README.txt file in it ( http://e-p-i-c.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/e-p-i-c/org.epic.doc/guide/README.txt?revision=1.1 ) says that:

    * the document is in DocBook format
    * there is a build.xml file to compile the document with Ant.

    I know nothing on DocBook or Ant, but I think that increasing the font size should be relatively easy to do. So, before trying to change the font size, I have tried to compile the document with a simple "ant" command at the uncompressed directory, but it failed. Then I did some google search, and I added the following line to "build.xml":

    <property file="build.properties"/>

    Failed again. Then I did read the explanations at the beggining of "build.xml" and "build.properties" files, and I edited the "xmlcatalog.path" variable at "build.properties" by adding the path to the "catalog.xml" file in my system. Failed again:

    build.xml:79: Fatal error during transformation

    At this point I stopped trying to compile the document. Probably it should be easy for people who knows how Ant and DocBook work, but not to me.

    Does anyone know how to change the font size in the document, and how to  compile it to get a PDF to be printed? Thank you in advance.

     
  • Jan Ploski

    Jan Ploski - 2012-04-17

    I uploaded a version with 12pt font, so please try again. Trying to rebuild the guide on your own might be difficult unless you are on Debian Linux (in which case you'd need packages docbook-xml and dblatex, apart from adjusted paths in guide/build.properties).

     
  • camel44

    camel44 - 2012-04-17

    Thank you for your quick response.

    Font size is perfect now. The only thing I see is that the left margin is bigger than the right margin. I have corrected it with this command:

    pdfjam EPIC_User\'s_Guide.pdf -offset '-0.48cm 0' -o tmp.pdf

    It is ready to print now ;-). Thank you very much

     

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