XSL-FO Tutorial

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This document is designed to help XML programmers to develop XSL-FO documents to be rendered using XF Rendering Server.


About XF Rendering Server


XF Rendering Server is a highly scalable, enterprise class rendering product. It can be used to automate the creation of electronic documents like technical manuals, brochures, proposals, business reports containing charts and graphs, by dynamically generating them from XML.


XF Rendering Server supports two major industry standards: XSL-FO (Extensible Style Language Formatting Objects) describing how an XML document should be formatted for a variety of media as well as SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) used to describe bidimensional vector and mixed vector/raster graphics in XML.


Product Features

Supports XSL, XSL-FO, SVG and SVG Zipped, XPS, XChart, XML, HTML, XHTML formats, Microsoft Office 2003 and Word 2010 documents as input.
Produces PDF, AFP, XPS, SVG, PostScript, HTML, Image Files (PNG, GIF, JPEG, BMP, TIFF), IOCA, PCL, INX and Text Files.
The first XSL-FO formatter in the world able to generate XML Paper Specification(XPS) documents.
Supports partial document rendering.
Supports Type1, Type 1 with Postscript Glyphs (OTF), TrueType, AFM font embedding and private fonts.
Scalable server architecture that can run across multiple CPUs, meeting the high performance needs of your applications.
Is accessible from a multitude of development environments: C++, VB, ASP and ASPX, .NET and Java Application Programming Interfaces(API's).
Multiprocessor/Multithreaded (multiple documents can be processed in the same time; threads can be processed on different CPUs if available).
Is available in 32 bit and 64 bit editions.
Supports 128 bit strength encryption of generated PDF files.
Has advanced pagination and layout capabilities.
Advanced SVG support, with additional support for charts and barcodes
Can achieve significant speed improvements by enabling the use of more system memory.
Generates print-ready PDF documents, compliant with PDF/X  standards and with full color management support (ICC profiles).
Includes XF Designer XSL-FO authoring tool.


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