[ANN] Release of XMLmind XSL-FO Converter v6.2 #XMLmind

Hussein Shafie

Release of XMLmind XSL-FO Converter v6.2. Highlights:

- XMLmind XSL-FO Converter engine: element fo:block-container with a reference-orientation attribute equal to 90, 270, -90 or -270 may be used to temporarily switch the page orientation from portrait to landscape. This feature is typically used to help MS-Word or OpenOffice/LibreOffice display a wide table or a wide figure.

- XMLmind XSL-FO Converter engine for .NET: upgraded the .NET implementation of the Java™ runtime needed to run XMLmind XSL-FO Converter to IKVM.NET 8.1.5717.0 (which corresponds to Java 1.8.0_45).

- Updated several software components in XMLmind XSL Utility and XMLmind XSL Server, and most notably XMLmind Web Help Compiler. Thanks to XMLmind Web Help Compiler v3.x, the generated Web Help gets a fresh new look, among several other useful enhancements. For example, the Web Help is now “responsive” by default.

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What is XMLmind XSL-FO Converter?

XMLmind XSL-FO Converter is an XSL-FO processor similar to Apache FOP, RenderX XEP or Antenna House XSL Formatter, except that it generates RTF, WML, ODT and DOCX file formats rather than PDF.

More importantly, this commercial product comes with a handy desktop application called "XMLmind XSL Utility" ( which makes it easy converting DITA, DocBook, XHTML and XSL-FO documents to a variety of formats (PDF, RTF, WML, ODT, DOCX, HTML, EPUB, Web Help, etc).

XMLmind XSL Utility also makes it easy customizing the deliverables it generates (PDF, DOCX, EPUB, Web Help, etc) and this, without modifying configuration files by hand and without prior knowledge of XSLT. See

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