The CSS Paged Media approach
Our PDF solutions are based on the CSS Paged Media approach.
Within this approach, structured content such as XML or semi-structured
HTML-based serve as the basis for the conversion. The fixing of design
and layout is carried out using CSS (Cascading Stylesheets), which are
also used during website programming. The CSS Paged Media standard
extends CSS with print layout-specific instructions, such as the type
area, the number of columns, left/right alignment, repeated text in the
text in the header or footer area, etc. The advantage of our approach
is that existing content can be directly reused. The print layout
creation process can be mastered easily with basic knowledge in CSS.
More on the CSS Paged Media approach can be found on our portal, Print CSS Rocks.
Can I use CSS Paged Media in my project?
The CSS Paged Media approach can be used for varying publication types - from traditional text-heavy documents to layout-oriented documents of medium complexity.