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RenderX is pleased to announce the initial release of our free-to-use, open source XSL template designer "Nimbus @cloudformatter".

Nimbus is a free-to-use variable document designer that allows a user to create templates for variable data merge in print applications. It leverages CSS for style, XML for content and produces an XSL template for high-quality print. Most importantly, you can use the templates generated within your XSL FO application or even online using RenderX's Cloudformatter. CSS styling is converted to equivalent XSL FO attributes and the product also provides open areas to add XSL FO into the pages where CSS falls short.

Nimbus is a 100% browser-based document design tool. It leverages the Summernote HTML editor integrated to an XML document viewer. The application also uses a modified version of JSTree for the XML document structure and the Template document structure. Nimbus allows a user to insert logic, fields and repeat instructions into the document using specially marked <div> elements. When generating the XSL template, these are mapped to common XSL commands automatically.

    Field: <xsl:value-of>
    Variable: <xsl:param> included in template and <xsl:value-of> in use
    Repeat Container: <xsl:for-each> over block or inline content
    Table Repeat: <xsl:for-each> over <table-row>
    Test (If): <xsl:if> test for block or inline content
    Row Test (If): <xsl:if> test for <table-row>
    *Choose/When/Otherwise: one or more <xsl:when> tests over block content with <xsl:otherwise>
    *Sort: for <xsl:sort> in <xsl:for-each> constructs

*Still finishing the design, but mostly implemented

It contains various methods of saving work in process, using the browser cache constantly so no work is lost. You can also export to browser cache or even local disk. The package created contains everything for your design in one file. You can share designs or even post online for others to use. The samples below show that Nimbus can be launched and given a package to load.
While you are working, you can also preview results as any time using our Cloudformatter application.

And best, it's free to use. 

We will be gathering all the browser Javascript into a Github project for continued support and development by our community.

Main page: http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus
Documentation:
http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus.Editor?http://cdn.xportability.com/Samp les/NimbusDoc.html
Samples:

http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus.Editor?http://cdn.xportability.com/Samp les/Invoice.html
http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus.Editor?http://cdn.xportability.com/Samp les/BenefitStatement.html
http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus.Editor?http://cdn.xportability.com/Samp les/ProgressReport.html

Things are moving so fast from the contributors, the documentation is not even caught up with the site -- we have just implemented and released the "undocumented" property pane for adding/editing CSS or XSL FO styles in browser.

You want any more information, feel free to contact me directly. 
And if you wish to help in development and/or testing or develop new samples, we would welcome any and all contributors.

Kevin Brown
RenderX
Page of. What is Nimbus? Nimbus is a free-to-use variable document designer that creates templates for merging variable data to template for print applications. It leverages CSS for style, XML for content and produces amn XSL template for high-quality print. You can use the templates generated ...
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RenderX is pleased to announce the initial release of our free-to-use, open source XSL template designer "Nimbus @cloudformatter".

Nimbus is a free-to-use variable document designer that allows a user to create templates for variable data merge in print applications. It leverages CSS for style, XML for content and produces an XSL template for high-quality print. Most importantly, you can use the templates generated within your XSL FO application or even online using RenderX's Cloudformatter. CSS styling is converted to equivalent XSL FO attributes and the product also provides open areas to add XSL FO into the pages where CSS falls short.

Nimbus is a 100% browser-based document design tool. It leverages the Summernote HTML editor integrated to an XML document viewer. The application also uses a modified version of JSTree for the XML document structure and the Template document structure. Nimbus allows a user to insert logic, fields and repeat instructions into the document using specially marked <div> elements. When generating the XSL template, these are mapped to common XSL commands automatically.

    Field: <xsl:value-of>
    Variable: <xsl:param> included in template and <xsl:value-of> in use
    Repeat Container: <xsl:for-each> over block or inline content
    Table Repeat: <xsl:for-each> over <table-row>
    Test (If): <xsl:if> test for block or inline content
    Row Test (If): <xsl:if> test for <table-row>
    *Choose/When/Otherwise: one or more <xsl:when> tests over block content with <xsl:otherwise>
    *Sort: for <xsl:sort> in <xsl:for-each> constructs

*Still finishing the design, but mostly implemented

It contains various methods of saving work in process, using the browser cache constantly so no work is lost. You can also export to browser cache or even local disk. The package created contains everything for your design in one file. You can share designs or even post online for others to use. The samples below show that Nimbus can be launched and given a package to load.
While you are working, you can also preview results as any time using our Cloudformatter application.

And best, it's free to use. 

We will be gathering all the browser Javascript into a Github project for continued support and development by our community.

Main page: http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus
Documentation:
http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus.Editor?http://cdn.xportability.com/Samp les/NimbusDoc.html
Samples:

http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus.Editor?http://cdn.xportability.com/Samp les/Invoice.html
http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus.Editor?http://cdn.xportability.com/Samp les/BenefitStatement.html
http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus.Editor?http://cdn.xportability.com/Samp les/ProgressReport.html

Things are moving so fast from the contributors, the documentation is not even caught up with the site -- we have just implemented and released the "undocumented" property pane for adding/editing CSS or XSL FO styles in browser.

You want any more information, feel free to contact me directly. 
And if you wish to help in development and/or testing or develop new samples, we would welcome any and all contributors.

Kevin Brown
RenderX
Page of. What is Nimbus? Nimbus is a free-to-use variable document designer that creates templates for merging variable data to template for print applications. It leverages CSS for style, XML for content and produces amn XSL template for high-quality print. You can use the templates generated ...
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RenderX is pleased to announce the initial release of our free-to-use, open source XSL template designer "Nimbus @cloudformatter".

Nimbus is a free-to-use variable document designer that allows a user to create templates for variable data merge in print applications. It leverages CSS for style, XML for content and produces an XSL template for high-quality print. Most importantly, you can use the templates generated within your XSL FO application or even online using RenderX's Cloudformatter. CSS styling is converted to equivalent XSL FO attributes and the product also provides open areas to add XSL FO into the pages where CSS falls short.

Nimbus is a 100% browser-based document design tool. It leverages the Summernote HTML editor integrated to an XML document viewer. The application also uses a modified version of JSTree for the XML document structure and the Template document structure. Nimbus allows a user to insert logic, fields and repeat instructions into the document using specially marked <div> elements. When generating the XSL template, these are mapped to common XSL commands automatically.

    Field: <xsl:value-of>
    Variable: <xsl:param> included in template and <xsl:value-of> in use
    Repeat Container: <xsl:for-each> over block or inline content
    Table Repeat: <xsl:for-each> over <table-row>
    Test (If): <xsl:if> test for block or inline content
    Row Test (If): <xsl:if> test for <table-row>
    *Choose/When/Otherwise: one or more <xsl:when> tests over block content with <xsl:otherwise>
    *Sort: for <xsl:sort> in <xsl:for-each> constructs

*Still finishing the design, but mostly implemented

It contains various methods of saving work in process, using the browser cache constantly so no work is lost. You can also export to browser cache or even local disk. The package created contains everything for your design in one file. You can share designs or even post online for others to use. The samples below show that Nimbus can be launched and given a package to load.
While you are working, you can also preview results as any time using our Cloudformatter application.

And best, it's free to use. 

We will be gathering all the browser Javascript into a Github project for continued support and development by our community.

Main page: http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus
Documentation:
http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus.Editor?http://cdn.xportability.com/Samp les/NimbusDoc.html
Samples:

http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus.Editor?http://cdn.xportability.com/Samp les/Invoice.html
http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus.Editor?http://cdn.xportability.com/Samp les/BenefitStatement.html
http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus.Editor?http://cdn.xportability.com/Samp les/ProgressReport.html

Things are moving so fast from the contributors, the documentation is not even caught up with the site -- we have just implemented and released the "undocumented" property pane for adding/editing CSS or XSL FO styles in browser.

You want any more information, feel free to contact me directly. 
And if you wish to help in development and/or testing or develop new samples, we would welcome any and all contributors.

Kevin Brown
RenderX
Page of. What is Nimbus? Nimbus is a free-to-use variable document designer that creates templates for merging variable data to template for print applications. It leverages CSS for style, XML for content and produces amn XSL template for high-quality print. You can use the templates generated ...
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Xportability is pleased to announce a one month beta program to test an exciting new product. XslDocMaker is a plug-in for Windows-based Microsoft Word 2007, 2010 or 2013 for creating XSL style sheets used in XSL-FO processing. The beta software installer can be directly downloaded below along with a set of sample Word documents that showcase all the functionality.

XslDocMaker's Microsoft Word Taskpane allows you to associate an XML and add elements and logic in context while using Word to style information. XslDocMaker supports creating logic structures (If, Choose-When-Otherwise) as well as repetitive structures (for-each) for containers and table row patterns. It also supports such concepts as dynamic images and checkboxes. The plug-in makes use of the Microsoft Word ContentControl object to maintain all information for fields, logic and repeats and can support nested groups. Most all commonly used Word formatting is mapped into the resulting XSL style sheets including fonts, spacing of lines and paragraphs, colors, page layout, headers/footers, page numbering and border properties.

The software is wired to Xportability Cloudformatter which runs RenderX's XEP in Amazon’s AWS Cloud. No local installation of formatting software is required for proofing results although XslDocMaker has an API interface to RenderX XEPWin built-in. So if you have a local installation of RenderX and wish to use it, you can switch the formatter to local. Once installed, you can register within the XslDocMaker application toolbar after running Microsoft Word for the evaluation.

Beta testers can forward their reviews/issues to beta@xportability.com. We will choose the top five testers reporting issues to receive a free full version at completion of the beta program in January. If you download and wish to be notified of updates during the beta program, drop us a note at beta@xportability.com and we'll be sure to keep you updated to the samples, videos and updates we will post during the Beta period.
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Installer updates again with some new features based on Beta testers. Some great comments from our beta testing crew, they are as excited about this product as we are.
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RenderX is pleased to announce the initial release of our free-to-use, open source XSL template designer "Nimbus @cloudformatter".

Nimbus is a free-to-use variable document designer that allows a user to create templates for variable data merge in print applications. It leverages CSS for style, XML for content and produces an XSL template for high-quality print. Most importantly, you can use the templates generated within your XSL FO application or even online using RenderX's Cloudformatter. CSS styling is converted to equivalent XSL FO attributes and the product also provides open areas to add XSL FO into the pages where CSS falls short.

Nimbus is a 100% browser-based document design tool. It leverages the Summernote HTML editor integrated to an XML document viewer. The application also uses a modified version of JSTree for the XML document structure and the Template document structure. Nimbus allows a user to insert logic, fields and repeat instructions into the document using specially marked <div> elements. When generating the XSL template, these are mapped to common XSL commands automatically.

    Field: <xsl:value-of>
    Variable: <xsl:param> included in template and <xsl:value-of> in use
    Repeat Container: <xsl:for-each> over block or inline content
    Table Repeat: <xsl:for-each> over <table-row>
    Test (If): <xsl:if> test for block or inline content
    Row Test (If): <xsl:if> test for <table-row>
    *Choose/When/Otherwise: one or more <xsl:when> tests over block content with <xsl:otherwise>
    *Sort: for <xsl:sort> in <xsl:for-each> constructs

*Still finishing the design, but mostly implemented

It contains various methods of saving work in process, using the browser cache constantly so no work is lost. You can also export to browser cache or even local disk. The package created contains everything for your design in one file. You can share designs or even post online for others to use. The samples below show that Nimbus can be launched and given a package to load.
While you are working, you can also preview results as any time using our Cloudformatter application.

And best, it's free to use. 

We will be gathering all the browser Javascript into a Github project for continued support and development by our community.

Main page: http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus
Documentation:
http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus.Editor?http://cdn.xportability.com/Samp les/NimbusDoc.html
Samples:

http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus.Editor?http://cdn.xportability.com/Samp les/Invoice.html
http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus.Editor?http://cdn.xportability.com/Samp les/BenefitStatement.html
http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus.Editor?http://cdn.xportability.com/Samp les/ProgressReport.html

Things are moving so fast from the contributors, the documentation is not even caught up with the site -- we have just implemented and released the "undocumented" property pane for adding/editing CSS or XSL FO styles in browser.

You want any more information, feel free to contact me directly. 
And if you wish to help in development and/or testing or develop new samples, we would welcome any and all contributors.

Kevin Brown
RenderX
Page of. What is Nimbus? Nimbus is a free-to-use variable document designer that creates templates for merging variable data to template for print applications. It leverages CSS for style, XML for content and produces amn XSL template for high-quality print. You can use the templates generated ...
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RenderX is pleased to announce the initial release of our free-to-use, open source XSL template designer "Nimbus @cloudformatter".

Nimbus is a free-to-use variable document designer that allows a user to create templates for variable data merge in print applications. It leverages HTML5, CSS for style, XML for content and produces an XSL template for high-quality print. Most importantly, you can use the templates generated within your XSL FO application or even online using RenderX's Cloudformatter. CSS styling is converted to equivalent XSL FO attributes and the product also provides open areas to add XSL FO into the pages where CSS falls short.

Nimbus is a 100% browser-based document design tool. It leverages the Summernote HTML editor integrated to an XML document viewer. The application also uses a modified version of JSTree for the XML document structure and the Template document structure. Nimbus allows a user to insert logic, fields and repeat instructions into the document using specially marked <div> elements. When generating the XSL template, these are mapped to common XSL commands automatically.

    Field: <xsl:value-of>
    Variable: <xsl:param> included in template and <xsl:value-of> in use
    Repeat Container: <xsl:for-each> over block or inline content
    Table Repeat: <xsl:for-each> over <table-row>
    Test (If): <xsl:if> test for block or inline content
    Row Test (If): <xsl:if> test for <table-row>
    *Choose/When/Otherwise: one or more <xsl:when> tests over block content with <xsl:otherwise>
    *Sort: for <xsl:sort> in <xsl:for-each> constructs

*Still finishing the design, but mostly implemented

It contains various methods of saving work in process, using the browser cache constantly so no work is lost. You can also export to browser cache or even local disk. The package created contains everything for your design in one file. You can share designs or even post online for others to use. The samples below show that Nimbus can be launched and given a package to load.
While you are working, you can also preview results as any time using our Cloudformatter application.

And best, it's free to use. 

We will be gathering all the browser Javascript into a Github project for continued support and development by our community.

Main page: http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus
Documentation:
http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus.Editor?http://cdn.xportability.com/Samp les/NimbusDoc.html
Samples:

http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus.Editor?http://cdn.xportability.com/Samp les/Invoice.html
http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus.Editor?http://cdn.xportability.com/Samp les/BenefitStatement.html
http://www.cloudformatter.com/Nimbus.Editor?http://cdn.xportability.com/Samp les/ProgressReport.html

Things are moving so fast from the contributors, the documentation is not even caught up with the site -- we have just implemented and released the "undocumented" property pane for adding/editing CSS or XSL FO styles in browser.

You want any more information, feel free to contact me directly. 
And if you wish to help in development and/or testing or develop new samples, we would welcome any and all contributors.

Kevin Brown
RenderX
Page of. What is Nimbus? Nimbus is a free-to-use variable document designer that creates templates for merging variable data to template for print applications. It leverages CSS for style, XML for content and produces amn XSL template for high-quality print. You can use the templates generated ...
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Xportability is pleased to announce a one month beta program to test an exciting new product. XslDocMaker is a plug-in for Windows-based Microsoft Word 2007, 2010 or 2013 for creating XSL style sheets used in XSL-FO processing. The beta software installer can be directly downloaded below along with a set of sample Word documents that showcase all the functionality.

XslDocMaker's Microsoft Word Taskpane allows you to associate an XML and add elements and logic in context while using Word to style information. XslDocMaker supports creating logic structures (If, Choose-When-Otherwise) as well as repetitive structures (for-each) for containers and table row patterns. It also supports such concepts as dynamic images and checkboxes. The plug-in makes use of the Microsoft Word ContentControl object to maintain all information for fields, logic and repeats and can support nested groups. Most all commonly used Word formatting is mapped into the resulting XSL style sheets including fonts, spacing of lines and paragraphs, colors, page layout, headers/footers, page numbering and border properties.

The software is wired to Xportability Cloudformatter which runs RenderX's XEP in Amazon’s AWS Cloud. No local installation of formatting software is required for proofing results although XslDocMaker has an API interface to RenderX XEPWin built-in. So if you have a local installation of RenderX and wish to use it, you can switch the formatter to local. Once installed, you can register within the XslDocMaker application toolbar after running Microsoft Word for the evaluation.

Beta testers can forward their reviews/issues to beta@xportability.com. We will choose the top five testers reporting issues to receive a free full version at completion of the beta program in January. If you download and wish to be notified of updates during the beta program, drop us a note at beta@xportability.com and we'll be sure to keep you updated to the samples, videos and updates we will post during the Beta period.
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