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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.
The role of XSLT to produce XSL-FO documents and the role of XSL-FO processors to produce other output like Pdf is explained.
Attention is paid to the layout master set and the different page master that can be chosen.
Also the difference between static content and page flow content is discussed.
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.
The course XSL-FO is intended for designers who want to learn about the formatting of XML and layout of documents with 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.
Participants receive an official XSL-FO certificate after successful completion of the course.
Module 1 : XSL-FO Intro
Module 2 : Blocks and Inlines
Module 3 : Page Layout
XPath, XSLT and XSL-FO
The XSL-FO Processor
PDF, Postscript, RTF
Short Form and Inheritance
Structure of XSL-FO Document
Flows and Flow Mapping
Formatting Object Content
|Blocks and Inlines
Space, Indent and Padding
item, label and body
Working with Page Sequences
Working with Areas
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
Cross Document Links
Creating and Index
Creating Table of Contents
Working with Headers
Page Layout and Flow
|Links and Graphics
Leaders, Markers and Page Numbers
Columns, Keeps, and Breaks
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.
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.
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