Course XSL-FO

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  • Course XSL-FO : Content

    This is a highly practical course for developers who need to use XSL Formatting Objects to produce sophisticated screen or print output from XML source data.

    XSL-FO Intro

    The role of XSLT to produce XSL-FO documents and the role of XSL-FO processors to produce other output like Pdf is explained.

    Page Masters

    Attention is paid to the layout master set and the different page master that can be chosen.

    Page Flow en Static Content

    Also the difference between static content and page flow content is discussed.

    XSL-FO Elements en Attributes

    The use of many elements and and attributes of the XSL-FO language is treated in detail. Both open source tools and XML Spy are used for the delivery of this course.

  • Course XSL-FO : Training

    Audience XSL-FO Course

    The course XSL-FO is intended for designers who want to learn about the formatting of XML and layout of documents with XSL-FO.

    Prerequisites Course XSL-FO

    To participate in this course basic knowledge of XML and HTML syntax is required. Experience with programming is beneficial for a good understanding.

    Realization Training XSL-FO

    The subjects are discussed on the basis of presentation slides. Demos are used to clarify the treated concepts. The theory is regularly interspersed with exercises. The course material is in English. The course times are from 9.30 up and to 16.30.

    Certification XSL-FO

    Participants receive an official XSL-FO certificate after successful completion of the course.

    Course XSL-FO
  • Course XSL-FO : Modules

    Module 1 : XSL-FO Intro

    Module 2 : Blocks and Inlines

    Module 3 : Page Layout

    An XSL-Overview
    XPath, XSLT and XSL-FO
    The XSL-FO Processor
    Output Formats
    PDF, Postscript, RTF
    Short Form and Inheritance
    Structure of XSL-FO Document
    Flow Objects
    Layout Objects
    Auxiliary Objects
    Flows and Flow Mapping
    Formatting Object Content
    Blocks and Inlines
    Formatting Blocks
    Box Model
    Space, Indent and Padding
    Formatting Text
    Inline Elements
    Inheritance wrapper
    Creating Lists
    item, label and body
    About Pagination
    Simple Pagination
    Complex Pagination
    Working with Page Sequences
    Working with Areas
    Area Types
    Area Components
    Area Positioning
    Block and Inline Elements
    Tables and Lists
    Working with Graphics and Color
    Character Properties and Fonts

    Module 4 : Page Flow

    Module 5 : Additional Content

    Page Sequence Masters
    Page Masters
    Viewport Area
    Cross Document Links
    Creating and Index
    Creating Table of Contents
    Working with Headers
    Page Layout and Flow
    Region Mapping
    Stylesheet Considerations
    Links and Graphics
    External Links
    Internal Links
    Leaders, Markers and Page Numbers
    The Output
    Columns, Keeps, and Breaks
  • Course XSL-FO : General

    Course Forms

    All our courses are classroom courses in which the students are guided through the material on the basis of an experienced trainer with in-depth material knowledge. Theory is always interspersed with exercises.


    We also do custom classes and then adjust the course content to your wishes. On request we will also discuss your practical cases.

    Course times

    The course times are from 9.30 to 16.30. But we are flexible in this. Sometimes people have to bring children to the daycare and other times are more convenient for them. In good consultation we can then agree on different course times.


    We take care of the computers on which the course can be held. The software required for the course has already been installed on these computers. You do not have to bring a laptop to participate in the course. If you prefer to work on your own laptop, you can take it with you if you wish. The required software is then installed at the start of the course.


    Our courses are generally given with Open Source software such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Tomcat, Pycharm, Anaconda and Netbeans. You will receive the digital course material to take home after the course.


    The course includes lunch that we use in a restaurant within walking distance of the course room.


    The courses are planned at various places in the country. A course takes place at a location if at least 3 people register for that location. If there are registrations for different locations, the course will take place at our main location, Houten which is just below Utrecht. A course at our main location also takes place with 2 registrations and regularly with 1 registration. And we also do courses at the customer’s location if they appreciate that.


    At the end of each course, participants are requested to evaluate the course in terms of course content, course material, trainer and location. The evaluation form can be found at https://www.klantenvertellen.nl/reviews/1039545/spiraltrain?lang=en. The evaluations of previous participants and previous courses can also be found there.


    The intellectual property rights of the published course content, also referred to as an information sheet, belong to SpiralTrain. It is not allowed to publish the course information, the information sheet, in written or digital form without the explicit permission of SpiralTrain. The course content is to be understood as the description of the course content in sentences as well as the division of the course into modules and topics in the modules.

  • Course XSL-FO : Reviews

  • Course XSL-FO : Certificate