Introduction to XSL-FO

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Course Number: XML-140

Duration: 2 days (13 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

XSL-FO Training Overview

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

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Objectives

All attendees will learn:

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

Prerequisites

Prior knowledge of XML and XSLT.

Outline

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Formatting Objects Basics
  • The purpose of XSL-FO
  • How XSL-FO Works
    • XSL-FO Document Parts
    • An XSL-FO Example
    • The Root Element: root
    • layout-master-set and simple-page-master
    • Regions
    • page-sequence
    • flow and static-content
    • block
  • Static Content
    • region-before and region-after
    • static-content
Blocks and Inlines
  • Formatting Blocks
    • Box Model
    • Border
    • Space, Indent and Padding
    • Background
    • A Formatting Example
    • Formatting Text
  • Inline Elements
  • Inheritance
    • wrapper
  • Creating Lists
    • list-block
    • list-item
    • list-item-label
    • list-item-body
  • Whitespace
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
  • page-sequence-master
    • Creating a Cover Page
    • Odd and Even Pages
  • Blank Pages
    • break-before and break-after
  • Columns
Links and Graphics
  • External Links
  • Graphics
  • Internal Links
Tying It All Together: XSL-FO
  • Tying it all Together
Keeps, Orphans, and Widows
  • Keep Constraints
    • keep-with-previous and keep-with-next
    • keep-together
  • Orphans and Widows
Leaders, Markers, and Page Numbers
  • The Output
  • Table of Contents
    • Page Numbering
  • Leaders
  • Markers
Tables
  • Creating Tables
    • fo:table
    • fo:table-column
    • fo:table-header, fo:table-body, fo:table-footer
    • fo:table-row
    • fo:table-cell
Footnotes and Floats
  • Footnotes
    • xsl-footnote-separator
  • Floats
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All XSL-FO training students receive comprehensive courseware.

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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