DocFlex Technology - Features - Formatting
Output documents can be generated in HTML or RTF formats with the maximum support
of formatting techniques provided in the both formats.
At the same time, the architecture of DocFlex and its templates allows designing
templates independently on a particular destination format. The necessary format is selected
just when starting the generator. All instructions and settings contained in the template
will be rendered with the appropriate features of the selected output format. So, once the
template has been created, it can be used to produce the best quality output documents in
any format supported by the latest version of DocFlex.
The current version of DocFlex SDK
supports generation output in the following formats:
HTML (version 4.0)
RTF (version 1.6)
TXT is a plain text output without any formatting features. It can be found useful in some applications
as well. In the next version, it is planned to support the XSL-FO
assigning a text font (i.e. font name and font size). In templates, a font size is specified in points.
However, depending on the generator settings, the HTML documents can be generated with the fonts having
either fixed or relative sizes. The relative font sizes are specified in percents and rendered by the
browsers relatively to the base font size.
- font style: plain, italic, bold
- text decoration: none, underlined, strikethrough
- colors of text and background
- text border
- paragraph margins
- background color
- pagination control
- Defining formatting styles in templates and using them to specify formatting of
- table rows
- table cells
- horizontal rules
- Using template styles to generate by them in case of
Borders (of text / paragraph / table / image)
- border styles: none, solid, double, dashed, dotted
- thickness: thin, medium, thick
- border colors
- defining tables with any layout of cells
- specifying any table/row/cell borders and background colors
- support of nested tables
- numbered lists
- bulleted lists
Document fields (RTF)
- page number
- number of pages
- table of contents
Page formatting (RTF)
specifying paper size and orientation
setting page margins
defining page headers and footers with any content and formatting.
Each document template may contain a single set of page header and footer definitions.
using subtemplate calls,
it is possible to generate documents having sections with different page header/footer sets.
For more information, see
Call Template documentation.
See also examples:
DocFlex/Javadoc | Examples | RTF demo
and DocFlex/Together | Examples.
- specifying the arbitrary scaling of the image: zoom factor
option to scale the image automatically to fit into the containing frame
(e.g. document page or a table cell)
- borders around image
Rendering of embedded HTML
DocFlex allows to render HTML tags inserted within the text data
(for instance, the HTML formatting used in Java source comments).
When such a rendering is specified, while generating of an HTML output, the HTML tags are passed as is.
However, in other formats, the embedded HTML tags need to be parsed and rendered with the
appropriate features supported in the given output format.
DocFlex is able to do this in the way that the output markup produced by the rendering
of the embedded HTML tags is smoothly integrated with that resulted from interpreting of the formatting
directly specified in template components.
This is implemented in some universal way for all possible non-HTML output formats.
Almost all HTML tags practically usable in doc-comments are supported now.
Here's the list of the supported tags:
See DocFlex/Javadoc | Examples | RTF demo
for an example result produced by the rendering of embedded HTML.