Altova StyleVision provides powerful support for easily creating PDF reports based on XML data. Other data types such as relational databases are also supported. The unique StyleVision design paradigm allows for easy drag-and-drop creation of multi-channel reports for publishing XML in PDF or to the web.
Specialized PDF creation features include:
StyleVision provides powerful support for creating PDF reports based on XML data, and relational database and XBRL content sources are also supported.
The unique StyleVision design paradigm allows drag-and-drop creation of multi-channel reports for publishing XML content to the Web and paginated media such as PDF. Simply load the XML Schema or DTD content model(s) to start creating eye-catching PDF reports with advanced functionality for creating tables and charts, specifing paged media options such as tables of contents and headers/footers, and defining elegant style rules guided by intelligent entry helpers and wizards. Then, StyleVision converts your XML to PDF and generates a standards-conformant XSL:FO stylesheet for automating the process, as required. You can view and save the PDF file directly in StyleVision.
Finally, high-performance automation of XML to PDF transformation is available via StyleVision Server.
StyleVision is also a visual XSL:FO stylesheet designer. As you create your desing, StyleVision prompts you to specify formatting rules for each field, and you are also assisted by intelligent entry helpers.
As you work, advanced features such as conditional templates, charts, bar-codes, and more are available to enhance your design. Since PDF documents are paginated, StyleVision includes special XSL:FO options including bookmarks, tables of contents, cover page design options, headers and footers, and so on. The intuitive visual design process means you don’t need prior XSL, XPath, or template coding experience to design PDF output from XML.
At any time during the design process you can view and save the XSL:FO stylesheet auto-generated by StyleVision, the PDF, and the multi-channel output created simultaneously.