Printing a Book with CSS: Boom! (28 Nov 2005)
The Prince formatter has opened up the processing pipeline from HTML and CSS to PDF. It is now possible, even feasible, to use HTML as the document format for books. This makes it easier to cross-publish content on the web and in print.
That said, authors who attempt to use the techniques described in this article will face some technical issues along the way. For example, we have not discussed how to generate the TOC structures and how to display wide tables. We have also left some room for improvement in the boom! microformat. However, compared to the headaches of actually writing a book, formatting is now a joy!
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