30th Apr 13

APP/3B2 Context control streams

What can context control streams do for you!? Introduced in version 10 context control streams used with XML or DOM content are a powerful alternative to context/structure related formatting with XPath and ‘much’ faster. They enable you to apply/map styles or JS code (V11) to global elements, PI’s or specific context/condition elements in your data […]

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19th Mar 13

APP/3B2 PDF Layers

Technology preview of PDF Layers support was released with APP V11 M030 for frames with plans to extend this to blocks in the near future. PDF watermarks and Alt text are now possible, cool! This JS sample code creates a PDF layer and a frame which the layer property is assigned to. var layer; layerDef […]

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31st Jan 13


You may have noticed the new JavaScript Print driver in APP V11 M020. This is an interesting development that used some FOM ‘fJSPrinterFunctions’ with the driver to build a customised output of the formatting process in your desired order and mark-up. Whether you have input XML or non-well formed data inputs this could be useful […]

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18th Dec 12

APP JS Function hyphenation exception dictionary

From V11 M020 you can now specify a JavaScript function as an exception dictionary. The JS will return a string containing lists of priorities that specify when the hyphenator is allowed to break or not break. This enables some very clever pattern matching options and much greater control over the hyphenation than standard exception dictionaries […]

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14th Sep 12

APP transparency & opacity with PDFlib

If you use transparency / opacity in your work in images, Version 11’s direct PDFlib driver supports the handling of these using the drivers image passthrough option and works with giff, png and imported PDF pages. If you need alternate text in your PDF output, V11 tagged PDF facility can provide this also.

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