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This type of transformation uses the Oxygen PDF Chemistry processing engine to obtain PDF output by applying CSS styling to the edited XML document. This scenario is useful for those who are familiar with CSS and want to obtain PDF output as its final form.

To create an XML to PDF transformation with CSS scenario, use one of the following methods:
  • Use the Configure Transformation Scenario(s) (Ctrl + Shift + C (Command + Shift + C on OS X)) action from the toolbar or the Document > Transformation menu. Then click the New button and select XML to PDF transformation with CSS.
  • Go to Window > Show View and select Transformation Scenarios to display this view. Click the New Scenario drop-down menu button and select XML to PDF transformation with CSS.

Both methods open the New Scenario dialog box.

The upper part of the dialog box allows you to specify the Name of the transformation scenario and the following Storage options:
  • Project Options - The scenario is stored in the project file and can be shared with other users. For example, if your project is saved on a source versioning/sharing system (CVS, SVN, Source Safe, etc.) or a shared folder, your team can use the scenarios that you store in the project file.
  • Global Options - The scenario is saved in the global options that are stored in the user home directory and is not accessible to other users.

The lower part of the dialog box contains several tabs that allow you to configure the options that control the transformation.

For more information about the Oxygen PDF Chemistry processing engine and numerous tips for customizing the output, see the Oxygen Chemistry User Guide.