Release of XMLmind XSL-FO Converter v6.3

August 28, 2020

Submitted by Hussein SHAFIE, XMLmind Software.

Release of XMLmind XSL-FO Converter v6.3

XMLmind XSL-FO Converter Evaluation Edition v6.3 can be downloaded from https://www.xmlmind.com/foconverter/downloadeval.shtml. Professional Edition users, please upgrade using this form: https://www.xmlmind.com/store/download.php.


  • XMLmind XSL-FO Converter engine:
    • It is now possible to add metadata (e.g. the usual author, title, date, etc, but also custom metadata) to the documents created by XFC. (This is XFC equivalent of MS-Word "File|Info|Properties, Advanced Properties".) More information here.
    • It is now possible to control the type of changes which can be made to the documents created by XFC. (This is XFC equivalent of MS-Word "File|Info|Protect Document, Restrict Editing".) For example, XFC can now generate a DOCX file which cannot be modified at all, unless the user types a password. This feature is fully supported only for the DOCX output format. Other output formats have limitations. More information here.
  • XMLmind XSL Utility: on Linux, FlatLaf and its light theme (called "FlatLight") is now used as the default Look & Feel. This is needed because on Linux, the “system” Look & Feel (called "Metal") looks rather outdated.

    If, for any reason, you prefer to use the “system” Look & Feel, please start xslutil by running

    xslutil -putpref lookAndFeelClassName fallback

    This setting is done once for all. If after doing that, you finally prefer to revert to FlatLaf, simply run

    xslutil -delpref lookAndFeelClassName
  • XMLmind XSL Utility and XMLmind XSL Server: upgraded the following software components:
  • All programs which are part of XMLmind XSL-FO Converter are now officially supported on Java™ 14 platforms.

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 https://www.xmlmind.com/foconverter/_distrib/xslutil/doc/help/com.xmlmind.xslutil.ConversionEditor.html#customizing_xslt

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