Converting XML into PDF

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Converting XML into PDF

Post by sylar » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:07 pm


Recently I downloaded one PDF file which had list of data in tables, and it was on Cyrillic.
I saw that I can easily convert it to XML online, and so I did. And it was perfect.
I went through that 2-3 pages and converted text to latinic with online cyrillic-latinic convertor.

Solved most of my problems, and was happy I could use this as I intended,
BUT when I was going to convert it back to PDF I found myself in uncharted teritories,
since it asked for XSLT which I didn't have.

So what should I do now? Is there some kind of way to change only XML in PDF?
Or can you please help me with solution.

I have both of files still on pc. PDF & XML

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Re: Converting XML into PDF

Post by ionela » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:37 pm


Unfortunately, there is not an automatic way to convert a generic XML file to pdf using oXygen.
oXygen offers out-of-the box conversion only specialized XML file (DocBook, DITA, TEI) to pdf using a specifc XSLT file for those document types.
For generic XML files, for which oXygen does not provide out-of-the box support, you'll need to develop an XSLT stylesheet to achieve this transformation.

Let us know if you need further assistance.

Ionela Istodor
oXygen XML Editor and Author Support

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