Prince for Mac 5.0 review

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Prince is a batch formatter for converting XML into PDF by applying Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

License: Demo
OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
File size: 1656K
Developer: Michael Day
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Price: $349.00
Updated: 05 Oct 2005
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Prince is a batch formatter for converting XML into PDF by applying Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

It prints any XML document, with special support for XHTML, DocBook, and SVG, which can be used in combination with other XML languages.

Here are some key features of "Prince":
Print any XML document
Unlike many other formatters, Prince can print any XML document. Because Prince does not rely on proprietary markup, you have the freedom to use whatever tags are right for you.
Prince supports DTDs and DTD catalogs that can define entities and default attributes. The support for external XML entities enables you to subdivide large documents for convenient management.

The power of Cascading Style Sheets
Prince has strong support for Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). CSS is a widely used style sheet language which has become very popular on the web. It is flexible, easy to learn and simple to use.
The use of CSS encourages the separation of content and style, helping you to keep your documents free from clutter and promoting the reuse of content and style sheets.

Print XHTML web content
Prince includes a default style sheet for XHTML, the XML language of the World Wide Web. Prince makes it easy to print your web content and produce professional-looking results.

Advanced Layout Features
Prince has an advanced layout engine with support for:
Page headers/footers, page numbering and duplex printing
Tables with automatic layout and running headers/footers
Lists with customisable bullets or numbers
Multi-column layout and floating blocks
Automatic numbering of lists, headings, sections or figures

Advanced Graphics Support
Prince supports a rich subset of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), the format of choice for graphics such as clip-art, diagrams, maps, charts and graphs.
Prince supports several standard image formats (JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF), making it easy to embed pictures and photos in your documents.

Style sheet for DocBook
Prince comes with a default style sheet for DocBook, one of the most popular XML vocabularies for technical documents. The style is easy to change or extend with your own custom style sheets.

Command-line interface for batch formatting
Prince provides a command line interface on Windows and Linux, allowing it to be called easily from batch files and shell scripts or integrated with other programs to form document publishing pipelines.

Graphical User Interface
On Windows, Prince provides a Graphical User Interface that can be used as a user-friendly document conversion tool or for testing purposes.

The demonstration version of Prince is fully functional, but the first PDF page generated is promotional.
This version can be used for demonstration purposes and for academic dissertations.

What's New:
Support for XML Inclusions (XInclude).
Support for specifying page size in pixels.
Support for specifying root element height as a percentage.
Improvements to margin collapsing.
Improvements to stacking order.
Improvements to float positioning.
Improvements to absolute positioning.
Fixed bug affecting font scanning on MacOS X.
Fixed bug affecting relative positioning and nested spans.
Fixed bug affecting vertical margins on page floats.
Fixed bug affecting min-height and max-height properties.
Fixed bug affecting vertical-align on inline blocks.

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