Acerca de AH Formatter Lite

Formatee los documentos para impresión y PDF usando CSS o XSL-FO.

Antenna House Formatter features both XSL and CSS functionality for formatting PDF or print documents. With AH Formatter, users can now select the stylesheet language and content strategy that best suits their business needs. XSL-FO has long been recognized as a standard for formatting XML for print and PDF and CSS as the standard for displaying HTML on the Web. The missing piece for web developers has always been how to go from Web/HTML to print and PDF with properly formatted pages and documents. AH Formatter is the answer. The AH Formatter Lite version is a lower priced version for customers who produce smaller documents (under 300 pages) and don’t need all the advanced features of the Standard version.

Limitations of Lite

  • Total page number of the formatted pages are limited to 300 per 1 document. The watermark that shows the limited version is displayed and the URL of our Website is displayed at the bottom of the pages which exceed 300.
  • Some Scripts and Languages are not supported.
  • PDF/X, PDF/A, PDF/UA and Tagged PDF are not supported.
  • Embedding multimedia is not supported.
  • Embedding rich media is not supported.
  • Cannot embed annotations, like 3D objects, in PDF.
  • Cannot linearize PDF for Fast Web View.
  • Cannot support embedding tagged PDF in tagged PDF.
  • Cannot perform 2-pass format.
  • Cannot save and load the AreaTree.
  • TEXT Output is not supported.
  • Word(DOCX) Output is not supported.
  • MathML rendering is not supported. In order to use the function of MathML, you will have to purchase the AH Formatter MathML Option separately.
  • Cannot support hyphenation with TeX dictionary.
  • Cannot support Pass Through and High Compression Settings of images.
  • Cannot support suppressing the output of the bookmark of PDF.
  • Cannot support encrypting the metadata.
  • Cannot support Edit Option Setting File from GUI.
  • Cannot support Edit Font Configuration File from GUI.
  • Cannot support Full Screen mode in GUI.
  • Cannot support Show Border with Baseline.
  • Cannot specify the default format of the Output File Name in the PDF output dialog.
  • Cannot support WOFF File Format 1.0 and 2.0.
  • Cannot support Automated Analysis.
  • Some attributes that can be set in the Option Setting File are not supported.
  • The following XSL/CSS Extensions are not supported. (When there is no specification written, they are common for XSL extension and CSS extension.)
    • Printer marks such as a crop mark
    • Appending a Font
    • PDF Forms
    • PDF annotation
    • Specify the page number of the link destination
    • PDF output in multi separate volume
    • Specify the tag name of Tagged PDF
    • Removal of duplicate marker references.
    • Line continued marks
    • Line numbers
    • Printer control
    • Leader expansion
    • Page Control Extensions
    • Suppress a block on the first page
    • Character string conversion such as Japanese numerals
    • Set the prefix for line numbers
    • Omit header/footer on column breaks, not on page breaks
    • Specify additional hyphenation information
    • Specify additional option setting information
    • Change letter-spacing depending on the number of characters
    • Transform the block
    • Gradation expressions
    • Rendering of characters to be upright and horizontal-in-vertical composition
    • Unicode normalization forms
    • Layer in PDF Output
    • Overprint
    • Text shadow
    • Drop Capitals
    • Baseline grid
    • Spread Page Master Extension
    • Baseline grid
    • Define custom counter styles
    • Tab stop position
    • Custom property in PDF
    • Stroke of the character
    • Feature control of OpenType font
  • Some of the following XSL/CSS Extensions have limitations. (When there is no specification written, they are common for XSL extension and CSS extension.)
    • Bookmarks
    • rgb-icc()
    • text-transform
    • force-page-count
    • fo:change-bar-begin
    • Embed the document information in PDF
    • Images, Multimedia
    • Overflow Extensions
    • Box shadow
    • Page number
    • Footnote
    • Background
    • Table
    • odd-or-even
    • Borders
    • Text Alignment
    • Ligature
    • Properties based on the CSS3 specification
  • Lite doesn't include 90 day warranty. Customers may purchase an annual maintenance agreement to get the customer service.

The following description is for the Standard version; if considering the Lite version please take into account the restrictions mentioned above

The AH Formatter is available in 6 variations:

  • AH Formatter - Full support for the layouts specified by both XSL-FO and CSS
  • AH XSL Formatter - Full support for the layouts specified by only XSL-FO
  • AH CSS Formatter - Full support for the layouts specified by only CSS
  • AH Formatter Lite - Support for the layouts specified by both XSL-FO and CSS with restrictions
  • AH XSL Formatter Lite - Support for the layouts specified by only XSL-FO with restrictions
  • AH CSS Formatter Lite - Support for the layouts specified by only CSS with restrictions

AH Formatter Features

High Speed and Unlimited Formatting
AH Formatter can format documents of virtually any size whether it is a publication, tens of thousands of invoices, reports or personalized one to one documents.

XSL Compliance
Supports XSL 1.1 which is a XSL-FO specification. AH Formatter reliably implements elements of the XSL specification and properties.

CSS Compliance
Supports CSS2.1 and CSS3. Page models of CSS3 is also supported, now that high-quality page formatting will be available.

PDF Output
AH Formatter core product supports the output for PDF 1.3-1.7, 2.0, PDF/X, PDF/A and PDF/UA.

More Outputs
AH Formatter has additional outputs that are available to purchase as add-ons. These include SVG Output, PostScript Output and XPS Output.

Inputs
Add SVG, CGM, MathML, and barcodes to your PDFs. Embed multimedia objects such as videos or add existing PDF pages into your published document. The CGM Option and Barcode Generator Option are available to purchase as add-ons features.

Native Graphic Renderings
With AH Formatter, SVG, MathML, EMF, WMF and CGM images are rendered into PDF as vectors, retaining the quality of output images. The CGM Option is available to purchase as an add-on for rendering CGM as a vector graphic.

MathML 3.0
Produce high quality math equations for math, science and technology publications with XML. MathML is supported by the standard version of AH Formatter which allows users to draw Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) 3.0 2nd Edition defined by W3C by utilizing Antenna House's custom-developed engine. MathML is not supported in the Lite version, but can be added with the MathML Option.

Internationalization
AH Formatter supports almost any language which is supported by Unicode and also supports surrogate pairs. It also supports vertical writing styles, bidirectional text, multilingual documents with language mixtures, white space adjustment before and after punctuation, defining custom counter style and includes hyphenation for over 40 languages.

Flexible Floats
The advanced float features allows you to place content in arbitrary sections on a page or in multi-column layouts.

Table Auto Layout
AH Formatter supports table-layout=”auto” for XSL-FO and CSS, which is not supported by many other formatting software. This function arranges the table layout suitably without specifying the width of a cell. It's suitable for almost all tables that do not require the strict value of the width, and is very convenient. When the formatting speed poses a problem, please specify table-layout=”fixed” instead and specify fixed width in all cells.

Integration
Command-line, .NET, COM, Java and C++/C are supported APIs. These APIs make for easy system integration of AH Formatter as the PDF publishing engine for web applications, content management systems and other software products. The .NET and COM interfaces are available for Windows only.

Accessibility
AH Formatter can generate PDF/UA and tagged PDF documents which meets the accessibility requirements and complies with Section 508.

PANTONE Color Support
Automatically convert more than 1000 PANTONE Colors into RGB or CMYK values. PANTONE colors can be specified for separation color (spot color) simply by putting only the name of the PANTONE colors in XSL-FO or CSS. The Pantone Option is available to purchase as an add-on feature.

High Quality Print
In the Windows version, it's possible to output the formatted result directly to the printer without passing through PDF. It's also possible to get the formatted result and print it immediately by using the AH Formatter GUI.

Passes Acid2
AH Formatter has passed the Acid2 test published by “The Web Standards Project (WaSP)” that measures the conforming level to CSS.