Sorry if it seems a dumb response, but I really don't know "What styling language are you using?"
They (gov't) use Arbortext, but are so large that they use the Arbortext Print Server - cost prohibitive for us (believe they're also moving to a content mngmnt system as part of their setup - but again, they're large... we're tiny.)
We don't 'style' or do ACL, or any other serious or heavyweight XML/XSL stuff here. Frankly, that's all pretty expensive perishable knowledge to gain and then hold, if it's not used daily/weekly, ya? Tho' there are some folks here who fancy themselves as 'stylin'.... but I digress.
At this point, looks like the $6K Styler will likely be our only realistic option going forward (particularly in light of the low number of seats here (again, <10).
Thanks again for the insights.
Bob W. Bristol RI, US
So I think there are somearound what I am communicating about Print Composer. I did not say it would stop being supported after 6.1. What I did want to make people aware of was that if they were stil on 6.0 and planning on moving to 6.1, they would have to generate new license keys because of how the new Flex licensing works. That new license will STILL allow you access to Print Composer if you have purchased it.
One more time:
Pushpinder Toor, SLM Solution Manager
What did you end up using to improve your Arbortext to print output? I work tech pubs for a small business in AL and we are having issues with some things when docs are converted to pdf. The method we use is file, print preview (at which time Arbortext reads the stylesheet (MIL-STD-2361D XSL-FO (xslfo-main-v5_0.xsl)). The main issue I'm having is a very ugly TOC. I cannot figure out how to adjust long wp titles so that they will wrap, rather than slamming into the wp number. In addition to that, when it does drop to the second line there is no indenture. It looks REALLY bad w/everything left aligned. I've been banging my head for days, while trying to find some piece of something that would help in these forums. After much reading, it seems that the issues you posted in 2014 most closely resemble what I'm up against.
What I'm trying to figure out is, do we need some sort of additional software, ie print composer, to "fix" the formatting issues. As you know, there is very little we can do to change the stylesheet and still validate our manuals. I'm wondering if we are missing some magical software that will help us produce a decent looking document.
Any and all input would be much appreciated.