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Altsoft Xml2PDF 3.0 Released

From: Altsoft Xml2PDF <Xml2PDF@alt-soft.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 16:05:28 +0300
To: <www-xsl-fo@w3.org>
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Altsoft is proud to announce the immediate availability of the new version
3.0 of its .NET based Xml2PDF formatting engine. 

The major new features of the new version include:

All formats:

- Significant refactoring and optimization that makes the new version about
3-4 times faster and 2-3 times less memory consuming than the current
commercial 2.x release;
- New output formats: SVG Basic, raster images and GDI output;
- The possibility to embed any supported format into any other; for example,
SVG files can embed now XSL-FO pages;
- Improved typography including the support of OpenType fonts with Type1
outlines and kernings.

XSL-FO format:

- The support for MathML as an external graphics format;
- The support for multipage floats;
- Extended XSL-FO 1.1 support;
- New extensions for absolutely positioned floats and tabulation support.


- Support for absolutely positioned boxes;
- Tabulation support;
- Overall performance and quality improvements.


- Improved floats support;
- Overall performance and quality improvements.


- Support for paged media module from CSS 3.0;
- Support for different media types.

All together Xml2PDF 3.0 supports the following file formats:
- Input XML formats: XSL-FO, SVG, XHTML, WordML, MathML.
- Output formats: PDF, raster graphics (TIFF, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WMF), SVG
(Basic profile).

The formatting engine is implemented as pure managed .NET components and can
be easily integrated into any .NET-based solution. It does not use any
third-party applications or COM components.

The following Xml2PDF editions are available into Xml2PDF 3.0 Release:

- Xml2PDF Workstation, a dialog-based GUI application that validates and
converts any supported format to a number of output formats reporting all
errors and warnings.
- Xml2PDF Viewer, a rich GUI application that displays any supported XML
format on screen and provides scaling, navigation and printing
functionality. It can also save opened XML documents to any of the supported
output formats.
- Xml2PDF Hotfoloder, a hotfolder based formatting engine tracing and
processing all incoming files in parallel threads.
- Xml2PDF API, the .NET component providing access to Xml2PDF formatting
functionality via the standard .NET interface.

Evaluation versions of Xml2PDF Workstation, Viewer and Hotfolder editions
are freely available for download at:


All these editions require Microsoft .NET 1.1 framework installed.

The Xml2PDF API edition is available for both .NET 1.1 and .NET 2.0
frameworks. Please, forward your requests to sales@alt-soft.com to receive
the 30-days evaluation key for Xml2PDF API edition.

Please, contact support@alt-soft.com in case of any technical questions.

Altsoft NV
April 11, 2006
Received on Tuesday, 11 April 2006 13:24:23 UTC

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