Re: [xsl] Converting XML into ODT document to print as paper

Subject: Re: [xsl] Converting XML into ODT document to print as paper
From: "Eliot Kimber ekimber@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 20:53:18 -0000
 My Wordinator project ( provides a general XML to DOCX
framework that uses the Apache POI library to generate full-featured Word docs
from a simple XML format that you can generate from whatever. I provide a
basic HTML transform as a starting point.


Eliot Kimber

> On Sep 24, 2020, at 2:57 AM, Manuel Souto Pico terminolator@xxxxxxxxx
<xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> o;?
> Dear all,
> I would need to convert XML to something that has a fixed page layout ready
to print, like ODT/OOXML or PDF.
> I know OOXML is complex, but since the final document needs to be printed
and keep the same layout, probably HTML output is not good for this (I
> What I need at the moment is just a quick and dirty proof of concept to show
that this conversion is feasible and not too difficult, to show it to decision
makers (I'm not a XSLT developer myself).
> This is my input (sample):
> And this would be my output:
> My first thought was to unzip the ODT model I have, look at the content.xml
inside and then try to transform my XML into that same structure (as suggested
> However, probably that's the hard way...
> I'm doing some research, any tips or pointers or advice or recommendation or
examples here would be highly appreciated. Is there any best practice to do
this? or a ready-made solution?
> Thanks in advance.
> Cheers, Manuel
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