XSL-FO Processors

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Formatter license and type

Formatters may be broadly categorized as being one of several distinct types:

  • Processor - Standalone processor
  • Editor - Built into an editor or GUI
  • Producer - Component that produces XSL-FO from another format
  • Solution - Integrated solution known to use XSL-FO internally

In the table below, click on the symbol beside the column title to sort on that column.

Product License Type
AltSoft Xml2PDF [1] commercial Processor
Antenna House Formatter [2] commercial Processor
Apache FOP [3] open source Processor
Asentis DocDesign [4] commercial Editor
Assentis DocBase [5] commercial, uses RenderX Solution
Cartago [6] commercial, uses Compart & Apache FOP Editor
Compart DocBridge Mill [7] commercial Processor
Ecrion Rendering Server [8] commercial Processor
Ecrion XF Designer [9] commercial Editor
Ibex PDF Creator [10] commercial Processor
i-DOCS [11] commercial, uses Apache FOP Solution
Inventivedesigners Scriptura [12] commercial Solution
Novosoft Rtf2FO [13] commercial Producer
RenderX XEP [14] commercial Processor
Thunderhead NOW [15] commercial, uses Apache FOP Solution
Unicorn Formatting Objects [16] commercial Processor
XMLmind XSL-FO converter [17] commercial Processor
xmlroff [18] open source Processor
XSLfast [19] commercial, uses Apache FOP Editor

XSL-FO Processors: Output Formats

XSL-FO Processor PDF PostScript AFP PCL5 PCL6 XPS SVG Bitmaps Others
AltSoft Xml2PDF yes - - - - - - -
Antenna House Formatter yes option - - - option option - MIF, INX
Apache FOP yes yes yes yes - - yes yes RTF
Compart DocBridge Mill yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes HTML and more
Ecrion Rendering Server yes yes yes - - yes yes yes PPT, Word, Silverlight, HTML
Ibex PDF Creator yes - - - - - - -
Inventivedesigners Scriptura yes yes yes yes yes - yes yes RTF, HTML and more
RenderX XEP yes yes option - - option option - PPML, HTML
Unicorn Formatting Objects - yes - - - - - -
XMLmind XSL-FO converter - - - - - - - - RTF, WordML, OOXML, ODF/ODT
xmlroff yes - - - - - - -

No guarantees for accuracy of the above information! Please update as necessary!