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Re: [xsl] Converting XML into ODT document to print as paper

2020-09-24 03:24:55
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(_at_)gmail(_dot_)com <
xsl-list-service(_at_)lists(_dot_)mulberrytech(_dot_)com> 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

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):

And this would be my output:


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:

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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