Introduction to XSL-FO

XML-140 (2 Days)

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XSL-FO Training Overview

Introduction to XSL-FO teaches students how transform XML documents with XSL to create PDFs.

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XSL-FO Training Objectives

  • Learn how the Formatting Objects (FO) language works
  • Learn to auto-generate FO documents from XML with XSLT
  • Learn to use a Formatting Objects Engine to generate PDF documents from XML

XSL-FO Training Outline

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Formatting Objects Basics
  • The purpose of XSL-FO
  • How XSL-FO Works
  • An XSL-FO Example
    • The Root Element: fo:root
    • fo:layout-master-set and fo:simple-page-master
    • Regions
    • fo:page-sequence
    • fo:flow and fo:static-content
    • fo:block
  • Using XSLT to Create FO
Blocks and Inlines
  • Static Content
    • fo:region-before and fo:region-after
    • fo:static-content
  • Creating a Multi-page Document
  • Formatting Blocks
    • Border
    • Space and Padding
  • Formatting Text
  • Inline Elements
  • Creating Lists
    • fo:list-block
    • fo:list-item
    • fo:list-item-label
    • fo:list-item-body
Page Layout
  • Page Masters
  • Simple Layout
    • fo:simple-page-master
    • fo:region-body
    • fo:region-before, fo:region-after, fo:region-start, and fo:region-end
  • Conditional Page Masters
  • Odd and Even Pages
  • Blank Pages
    • break-before and break-after
  • Creating the Page Layout with XSLT
Links and Graphics
  • External Links
  • Graphics
  • Internal Links
Leaders, Markers and Page Numbers
  • The Output
  • Table of Contents
  • Leaders
Columns, Keeps, and Breaks
  • Columns
  • Keeps
  • Breaks
Tables
  • Creating Tables
    • fo:table
    • fo:table-column
    • fo:table-header, fo:table-body, fo:table-footer
    • fo:table-row
    • fo:table-cell
Tying It All Together
  • Workshop: Transforming data for output to PDF
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

40%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

60%

Lab

Course Number:

XML-140

Duration:

2 Days

Prerequisites:

Prior knowledge of XML and XSLT.

Training Materials:

More than 250 pages of comprehensive courseware and a copy of O'Reilly's XSL-FO.

Software Requirements:

  • Editor (One of the following)
    • Stylus Studio XSL-FO Editor
    • XMLSpy
    • <oXygen/> XML Editor
    • XML editor of your choice
    • Plain text editor
  • FO processing engine of your choice

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