Re: Office 2007, XSL-FO, and the Adobe "Save as PDF"
On 6/3/06, Rick Quatro <frameexpert@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
PDF is not going to live or die based on Adobe's disagreement with Microsoft.
PDF is here to stay because of it works well as an "output" format.
It is pretty well entrenched in the computer universe.
(see above :)
The real question is, are there good, reliable tools for XSL-FO output to PDF?
My thought was "If there is information that is valuable to a publisher (e.g. meta-data such as that associated with citations) and this information can be embedded into a PDF document using standard citation style footnotes and such, then does the fact that the new XML format allows for ease of extension (and as such, allows the ability to easily embed meta-data during a copy/paste operation) + the ability to "Save as PDF..." + the connection that FO has to PDF = Opportunity for the XSL-FO community?
However, your point now has me wondering... is XSL-FO as embedded into the printing industry as I (incorrectly?) assumed it was?
Again, this is all fairly new territory to me... Initially this seemed like a question best answered by a G. Ken Holman or a Norm Walsh-type expert, but it seems you also have quite a bit of experience in this area as well...
Have I connected the wrong technology dots?
M. David Peterson http://www.xsltblog.com/
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