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Section 27.5 Processing Parameters

Many of the options for different conversions are accomplished by command-line options, which are fed to xsltproc by what that program calls string parameters. Here is an example:

xsltproc -stringparam latex.font.size 14pt pretext-latex.xsl fauna.xml

This will use a larger overall font size, while trying to preserve the same number of characters per line (with consequent smaller margins).

Notice that this example does nothing to change the words that a conversion produces, which is why you do not specify them in your source, and why they are documented here in the Publisher's Guide. They are conversion options that do not affect your content in significant ways, and are related to the particular output format. Note that we are phasing out these parameters in favor of the Publisher's File (see Section 27.1).