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Anybody using XSL-FO sucessfully?

4 posts in DataWindow Last posting was on 2008-10-03 15:35:43.0Z
Arthur Hefti Posted on 2008-10-03 09:28:14.0Z
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I did some tests with saving a datawindow as XSL-FO. When converting it to a
pdf with the Apache FOP compiler version 0.2 the pdf looks really bad, e.g.
lines are missing, text is clipped, etc. I tired to convert with the latest
converter (0.94) but this gave me a lot of java exceptions.

Has anybody archived better results? Is there a way to change the FO version
PB saves the data?

Arthur


Bruce Armstrong [TeamSybase] Posted on 2008-10-03 12:52:53.0Z
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Well, there are problems with the native implementation. What I ended
up doing is writing my own FOP emitter and then using the more recent
version of FOP.

http://pbdj.sys-con.com/node/453686

I've filed an enhancement request to get them to support the more
recent version, and to support relative rather than explicit
positional references. Not sure where (if at all) it is on their
priority list.

On 3 Oct 2008 02:28:14 -0700, "Arthur Hefti" <arthur@catsoft.ch>

wrote:

>I did some tests with saving a datawindow as XSL-FO. When converting it to a
>pdf with the Apache FOP compiler version 0.2 the pdf looks really bad, e.g.
>lines are missing, text is clipped, etc. I tired to convert with the latest
>converter (0.94) but this gave me a lot of java exceptions.
>
>Has anybody archived better results? Is there a way to change the FO version
>PB saves the data?
>
>Arthur
>


Arthur Hefti Posted on 2008-10-03 15:11:44.0Z
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Thanks Bruce

did you export lines, bitmaps, etc as well?

"Bruce Armstrong [TeamSybase]" <NOCANSPAM_bruce.armstrong@teamsybase.com>

wrote in message news:k34ce4pct49un2jahgo77mof8uklp154ii@4ax.com...
>
>
> Well, there are problems with the native implementation. What I ended
> up doing is writing my own FOP emitter and then using the more recent
> version of FOP.
>
> http://pbdj.sys-con.com/node/453686
>
> I've filed an enhancement request to get them to support the more
> recent version, and to support relative rather than explicit
> positional references. Not sure where (if at all) it is on their
> priority list.
>
> On 3 Oct 2008 02:28:14 -0700, "Arthur Hefti" <arthur@catsoft.ch>
> wrote:
>
>>I did some tests with saving a datawindow as XSL-FO. When converting it to
>>a
>>pdf with the Apache FOP compiler version 0.2 the pdf looks really bad,
>>e.g.
>>lines are missing, text is clipped, etc. I tired to convert with the
>>latest
>>converter (0.94) but this gave me a lot of java exceptions.
>>
>>Has anybody archived better results? Is there a way to change the FO
>>version
>>PB saves the data?
>>
>>Arthur
>>
>


Bruce Armstrong [TeamSybase] Posted on 2008-10-03 15:35:43.0Z
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You can. I don't in my particular implemenation. The problem that PB may
have with it is that you would need to actually have the image file
available for it to work in the XSL-FO. If your PB app is using PBRs to
compile them into the EXE, the FOP won't be able to use it.

BTW, if you're going to spend any extensive time playing with XSL-FO, I
highly recommend EditX.

http://www.editix.com/

There are lots of XML editors out there (XML Spy, etc.) but none that seem
to handle XSL-FO as well (IMHO).

"Arthur Hefti" <arthur@catsoft.ch> wrote in message
news:48e63630$1@forums-1-dub...
> Thanks Bruce
>
> did you export lines, bitmaps, etc as well?
>
> "Bruce Armstrong [TeamSybase]" <NOCANSPAM_bruce.armstrong@teamsybase.com>
> wrote in message news:k34ce4pct49un2jahgo77mof8uklp154ii@4ax.com...
>>
>>
>> Well, there are problems with the native implementation. What I ended
>> up doing is writing my own FOP emitter and then using the more recent
>> version of FOP.
>>
>> http://pbdj.sys-con.com/node/453686
>>
>> I've filed an enhancement request to get them to support the more
>> recent version, and to support relative rather than explicit
>> positional references. Not sure where (if at all) it is on their
>> priority list.
>>
>> On 3 Oct 2008 02:28:14 -0700, "Arthur Hefti" <arthur@catsoft.ch>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>I did some tests with saving a datawindow as XSL-FO. When converting it
>>>to a
>>>pdf with the Apache FOP compiler version 0.2 the pdf looks really bad,
>>>e.g.
>>>lines are missing, text is clipped, etc. I tired to convert with the
>>>latest
>>>converter (0.94) but this gave me a lot of java exceptions.
>>>
>>>Has anybody archived better results? Is there a way to change the FO
>>>version
>>>PB saves the data?
>>>
>>>Arthur
>>>
>>
>
>