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Automatic page presentation software

Twenty years ago the desk-top-publishing revolution changed the cost structure of professional typesetting forever. The Formatting Objects application of Extensible Style Language (XSL-FO) will do the same by associating XML structure with a file that stores presentation rules.

Automatic page make-up

Phyllo creates PDF files automatically from rules stored to govern layout and typography. A browser-based interface permits manual ‘tweaking’ of page layout, and the processing instructions generated by an amendment are stored to be reused if necessary.

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Automatic product compilation

Phyllo paginates:

  • issues or chapters
  • tables of contents
  • indexes

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Customized output

Phyllo uses the same source XML content to output a range of publication types which can be branded or ‘watermarked’.

Products can be tailored to new markets by substituting nominated elements with more appropriate content.

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Messaging technology

Phyllo outputs tables of contents, alerts or news items, at the earliest moment, directly to listserv email customers, and users of WAP or other hand-held devices.

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Rich online display

Phyllo takes advantage of new ways of presenting information online. XSLs are used to generate mouse-over text or pop-up displays of selected items.

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