Rockville, MD, USA - February 6, 2013

The XF Rendering Server 2013 has been updated!  We have implemented hundreds of new features and performance enhancements, most notably a 20% speed increase to the XF Ultrascale Rendering engine.  Faster document rendering means increased efficiency and reduced production time.

The update to the XF Designer 2013 includes enhanced charting and forms capabilities, such as the ability for chart labels to accept different currency formats.  We have included the addition of global templates.  

The example below shows how you can have multiple building blocks that are placed within outputs based entirely on their order in the XML:

New Features for the XF Rendering Server 2013

  • 20% Speed improvement.
  • Added support for Devanagari Indic scripts.
  • We now have a simplified licensing mechanism which eliminates differences between running in a virtual environment versus running non-virtual by using an industry-standard per core licensing scheme.
  • Implemented the ability to apply special formatting to the first line of a paragraph (fo:initial-property-set).
  • Implemented the ability to define columns with variable widths on a page sequence (xf:columns).
  • New extension: xf:supress-if-first-on-line.
  • New extension: xf:justify-parent-line (applies to fo:leader).
  • New extension: xf:pptx-hide-slides (PPTX output feature applied on a fo:page-sequence).
  • Implemented the ability to further specify how images should be scaled to fit a certain box (scale-down-to-fit & scale-up-to-fit).
  • Implemented the ability to auto-generate bookmarks in Word output.
  • Implemented the ability to hide table columns using visibility="collapse" on fo:table-column.
  • Clear attribute is now implemented on fo:float.
  • Added support for text frame elements in Word input.
  • Added the possibility to insert a building-block as transpromo.
  • Added a new attribute to control the displaying of a transpromo xf:display-strategy="once-per-document/once-per-page".
  • Added a new attribute on transpromo (xf:search-white-space-strategy="empty/including-borders-and-background") in order to avoid placing it over areas that have borders and background.

New Features for XF Designer 2013

  • Implemented the ability to match building blocks to fragments of XML input using XPATH match patterns (Global building blocks).
  • Paste images from Clipboard by embedding the image bytes in the template.
  • Charting improvements: Chart labels now accept different currency formats.
  • Forms improvements: Users can now define the tab order for controls within a form.
  • Allow users to specify that tables should omit header/footer whenever page breaks occur.

New Features for Data Aggregation Server 2013

  • Speed improvement
  • We now have a simplified licensing mechanism which eliminates differences between running in a virtual environment versus running non-virtual by using an industry-standard per core licensing scheme
  • Added caching data support for stored procedures
  • Added support for image data type
  • Improved web service call
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and other improvements

New Features for Data Architect 2013

  • Added caching data option for stored procedures
  • Added support for image data type
  • Improved web service call
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and other improvements

More Information

Ecrion provides top of the line solutions for XML based workflows, including conversion of XML to PDF, Postscript, AFP and more using open standards like XSL-FO and SVG.

Our server product, XF Rendering Server 2013 is a leap forward in XML document formatting technology. Built to take advantage of today's multi-core/multi-processor hardware, the engine can process the largest XML documents at a sustained rate of thousands of pages per minute.

The input data can be supplied as XML or it can be retrieved from any data source using Ecrion Data Agregation Server.

This data is formatted using templates designed in XF Designer 2013, a standards compliant WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) visual software. Because XF Designer is easy to use, it is preferred by both technical and non technical users.