Re: XML to Word Document
Jon, Any system that will process xsl-fo documents will likely be able to produce PDF, and FOP (http://xml.apache.org/fop) should do that on Windows as well as on any other java platform. (Even if an xsl-fo processor doesn't make PDF directly, you can use any PostScript printer driver to produce PostScript, then use the GhostScript ps2pdf utility to get PDF.) If I were going to set up an XML publishing system on Windows I would use Sebastian Rahtz's passiveTeX system (http://users.ox.ac.uk/~rahtz/passivetex/) in conjunction with MikTeX (http://www.miktex.org). And you'll need your XSLT processor of choice to create the xsl-fo document from xml source. Unless you regularly require advanced formatting features such as floated graphics and complex page layouts, this type of system should work quite well for producing high-quality PDF output. It is scaleable and stylesheet-driven, so you have complete control at every stage. You can easily create a script (using Windows command language, née DOS batch file, or your favorite scripting language) for automatic batch processing. Hope this helps, --Paul Paul Tyson, Principal Consultant Precision Documents paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx http://precisiondocuments.com "The art and science of document engineering." ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jon Ceanfaglione" <Jcean@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 11:51 AM Subject: RE: XML to Word Document > Paul > > Know of any sources for xml to PDF using MS? I know that you can use xsl-fo > in the Java world, but what about MS? Thanks! > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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