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Introduction

As XML is becoming a standard way for representing and exchanging information, the need to convert this information to a user friendly PDF file also increases. XSL-FO  is a standard for converting XML to PDF and other output formats. Apache FOP is an open source product that can execute XSL-FO file.

J4L FO Designer is a WYSIWYG like editor (what you see is what you get)  to create XSL-FO files to be used with Apache FOP. These files are used to convert XML documents to PDF files (and other formats). The benefits of FO Designer are:

  • No need to learn XSL-FO.
  • Easy to use and learn.
  • Increased productivity througth integrated design and test environment.
  • We have extended XSL-FO to support interactive PDF forms (Designer 1.5 or later)
  • Versioning system and team work enviroment

Possible use cases are

Some features are:

A good starting point is the learn by doing tutorial in our user guide.