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Re: [hylafax-users] Hylafax cover pages (gasp!)

Has anyone ever considered using XML-FOP for dynamic coverpage generation?
We are using it quite successfully to generate Postscript and PDF and PCL
versions of the reports from our insurance claims handling software.  I
believe the XML-FOP parser and the output generators were all free software.
We consider LaTeX at one time, but found that having the software output the
XML-FOP much more programmable.  The output is very nice and meshes well
with dynamic content.  I would think you could setup the layout with a
little effort and even format "include" logo images, etc.  I am not the
actual programmer of this piece (I own the company) but I know enough to
make a fool of myself.  Prior to this, we had not found a desirable way to
do this.  I would bet that a number of "contributed" "templates" could
evolve to allow one to plug-in a variety of different layouts.  One other
thing I rcall was that it was not as hard to get working as we first thought
it would be.

Food for thought.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Lee Howard" <faxguy@deanox.com>
To: <ppeltier@compuserve.com>; <hylafax-users@hylafax.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 11:13 AM
Subject: Re: [hylafax-users] Hylafax cover pages (gasp!)

> At 03:42 PM 2/14/01 +0100, peltier philippe wrote:
> >    a f.....g cover page for use with hylafax  (and Cypheuse - Great
> >without having to use 12 editors, 5 converters, and  tons of sweat, cofee
> >and chewing gum (to avoid nervousbreakdown) ???   Is there a way to  make
> >one without being the Duke Of Postcript and the Prince of Linux  ???
> >Hylafax is really a  great product but the fax cover pages management is
> >really too  complicated...   Thanks to anybody  who could come to the
> >rescue... I'd love to generate the cover page with a  Windows tool...
> Is http://www.hylafax.org/howto/tweaking.php#ss6.2 too complicated?
> The last bullet there details how to do this in Windows.  No Postscript
> know-how needed, just follow the instructions.
> Lee.
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