Publishing Engine will format using FO stylesheets.
We don't work with FO ourselves, so I'm not sure if there are subtleties to
that statement or not (Abortext or FO version requirements, for example). I
know that the question of FO extensions must be considered (but again, since
we don't use it, I'm not sure how broad of an impact that really presents).
I believe Arbortext supports some their own, but whether there are
non-Arbortext extensions that have broad acceptance that PE supports, I
For what it's worth, PE actually ships with a simple FO that will create a
PDF of the source XML for debugging purposes.
On Feb 2, 2008 7:26 AM, JoAnn Hackos <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi All
> I need a confirmation about the Arbortext Publishing Engine.
> Can I use the APE with a standard XSL-FO style sheet or do I have to use
> Styler? In one case, I already have an FO and would like to continue to use
> it to process DITA maps without having to write a Styler style sheet.
> JoAnn T. Hackos, PhD
> Comtech Services, Inc.
> 710 Kipling Street, Suite 400
> Denver CO 80215