Preface pages

Markup and formatting of preface pages

Display graphics for preface

The preface pages are separate XML files that can be used for preliminary matter such as an executive summary, foreword, preface and acknowledgments. The stylesheets p5-prelims.xsl and p9-textformats.xsl have all features and instructions to set up text styles for the preface pages.

You can choose at stylesheet feature p5-465 the title and subtitle styles for preface pages:

XML markup to edit

Preface pages are marked up using the <preface> element nested inside the <book> element. There are options to add a role attribute to change the order of preface pages around the book TOC and book LOTs.

Stylesheet settings to edit

The relevant Stylesheet Guide page to set up preface page styles is PDF-preface.svg.