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Subject: Re: Converting XML into ODT document to print as paper
From: "Jean-Paul Rehr rehrjb@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:24:49 -0000
Re:  Converting XML into ODT document to print as paper
>ready-made solution?

Ready-made solutions usually are domain/standard specific (like TEI-XML for
book editions, etc). But even those usually require certain code-level
interventions to work.

Your data + layout are quite simple and are a good candidate for XSL-FO
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XSL_Formatting_Objects>:  purpose-made to
handle XML -> PDF outputs.

Alternately, transform your source XML data into Open Office-compliant

On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 9:57 AM Manuel Souto Pico terminolator@xxxxxxxxx <
xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I would need to convert XML to something that has a fixed page layout
> ready to print, like ODT/OOXML or PDF.
> I know OOXML is complex, but since the final document needs to be printed
> and keep the same layout, probably HTML output is not good for this (I
> guess!).
> What I need at the moment is just a quick and dirty proof of concept to
> show that this conversion is feasible and not too difficult, to show it to
> decision makers (I'm not a XSLT developer myself).
> This is my input (sample):
> https://pastebin.com/sU77P7Bv
> And this would be my output:
> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IhjSfR_RHKZ_2HbMiepKP96aojyHofBc/view?usp=sharing
> My first thought was to unzip the ODT model I have, look at the
> content.xml inside and then try to transform my XML into that same
> structure (as suggested here:
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/38298174/directly-convert-a-single-xml-file-to-docx).
> However, probably that's the hard way...
> I'm doing some research, any tips or pointers or advice or recommendation
> or examples here would be highly appreciated. Is there any best practice to
> do this? or a ready-made solution?
> Thanks in advance.
> Cheers, Manuel
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