Let’s now work on the footers. I will be focusing on just the body footers, but you can customize the footers for all the different parts of the book, i.e. the frontmatter, the table of content, etc.
Let’s now work on our cover and back pages. Moving forward, when I refer to the plugin folder, this is the one, in my case, located in Applications –> Oxygen XML Editor –> frameworks –> dita –> DITA-OT2.x –> plugins –> com.client.pdf-reg
Note: There are ways to add a cover image directly from the map. At the moment, I will not be covering that approach and instead, we will be using a more static approach. If you want a cover that changes dynamically per the map used, then you might want to learn more on how to use the e:cover-image template, which I might describe in future tutorials.
Now, let’s install the plugin, print a sample PDF and change some settings in Oxygen so the plugin is easy to access everytime you need to publish something.
This tutorial will show you how to create a custom plug-in, that will allow you to format your PDF output. I will be using Oxygen and Apache FOP, which is the built-in FO processor. If you want to use Antenna House, RenderX, or any other external FO processor, you might need to perform small modifications, but the main core ideas will be the same.