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Altsoft Xml2PDF 3.0 Released

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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
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 11, 2006
      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
      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 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</a>, 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@... to
      receive the 30-days evaluation key for Xml2PDF API edition.

      Please, contact support@... in case of any technical

      Altsoft NV
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