Altova calls StyleVision a “stylesheet designer,” but that technically accurate . here are two screen shots from the StyleVision tutorial showing dynamic and. documents. XSLT programming just doesn’t get any easier than with StyleVision. . How To: Work with the XML Schema editor in XMLSpy. XMLSpy Tutorial. Starting Eclipse and using the XMLSpy Plug-in. Design HTML/PDF Output in StyleVision

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But you aren’t; what you’re really designing is an XSLT stylesheetonly visually instead of with code.

You can also use this method to add XML element atlova, thereby obtaining data not present in the parent element’s actual value. If so many documents are open that all document tabs are not visible in the document-tab bar, then click the appropriate scroll button at the right of the document-tab bar; see illustration above to scroll the tabs into view. By styevision on any of the course titles above or to the left, clicking any other online training module link s or otherwise accessing or using any of the guided instructions, tutorials, or quizzes contained within the interactive modules the “AOT Content”you hereby agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the Altova Online Training Terms.

Believe me, that’s a neat trick if you can do it, and StyleVision can. MapForce Beginner, intermediate, and advanced level modules include step-by-step tutorials, evaluation exercises, and a chance to work with mapping files and functions that meet your needs. These views are a preview of the actual output format and of the XSLT stylesheet used to generate that output. Say, “Thank you, StyleVision.

Tugorial selected, the schema is added as a schema source in the Design Overview and Schema Tree panes. SPS documents in the Altpva Window. Dave is a frequent speaker at User Assistance seminars and conferences in the US and around the world. HL7 Training This HL7 MapForce course will help you begin your HL7 integration and mapping projects with step-by-step tutorials, evaluation exercises, and a chance to work with real HL7 files and functions.


Review: Altova StyleVision

Apart from individual styles, you can also create global style rules to control the entire output or chunks of it. Up to now we’ve just put dynamic and static data into our page design, and left the rendering to the output medium. From this point, you can add content as needed, either dynamic or static. The first is the design pane in native mode, showing turorial XML elements which I’ve boxed in blue and static elements boxed in red, both inside and outside the dynamic elements.

And by the way, just in case you feel like the Design mode shot above doesn’t look much like WYSIWYG sniffle because boo hoo you can see whimper the XML markers oh wahI offer for comparison a tiny little snippet of the actual SPS file wherein your design actually resides.

Tutorial page with some styles applied. And all this without coding! This allows you to place both single- and multiple-appearance static elements into the page design, so the final product looks just the way you want. Learn on your own schedule with interactive modules that contain guided instruction, video-enhanced tutorials, quizzes, and resources for further study. Dave Gash owns HyperTrain dot Coma California firm specializing in training and consulting for hypertext developers. Let’s talk about dynamic content first.

Naturally, the above output restrictions by edition tutoiral here as well. Here are some links to more Tutoroal info each opens in a new window:. Detailed tutorials walk you step-by-step through common MissionKit tasks, and you can test what you’ve learned using the interactive quizzes for each module.

To its credit, there’s nothing particularly remarkable about the StyleVision interface.

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The view can be toggled between the design document and the JavaScript Editor by clicking the dropdown menu arrow and altovx Design or JavaScript, as required. Learn XSLT The training course starts with an introductory tutorial for the novice user to the concepts of transforming XML data and the technology used throughout.

For this review, I used the free Enterprise day trial edition. Menus, toolbars, tabs, dockable panes, and central work area are all appropriately positioned, with high-level, general information panes Project, Design Overview, Schema Tree on the left and low-level, specific information panes Styles, Properties stylevizion the right.


One interesting feature of the main document pane is a series of preview tabs along the bottom. StyleVision says, “You’re welcome. Here’s a just slightly spiffed-up version of the above page, with some local formatting and style classes added.


StyleVision is one of the most interesting software applications I’ve seen in years. Form-based mode is used for creating forms that contain input elements, edit controls, and precisely-placed text and images. Text and images that introduce or clarify the data are good examples of static content. They’re there to let you see what will appear in the output stream, and where.

And of course you can easily attach an external CSS stylesheet stylecision, I know that’s redundant; get over it of your choice to ensure style compatibility and consistency. To make an open document active, click its tab.

This may all seem a bit confusing if you think you’re designing an output page layout. With StyleVision, you draw your desired tutorixl page visually, much like you would draw an app form in Microsoft Visual Studio or a web page in Adobe Dreamweaver.

The only even remotely interesting formatting is the bolded “For Immediate Release. Static content, on the other hand, is content you enter directly into the page, content that never changes.

Typically, the stylesheet team you would then deliver the XSLT and XSL-FO stylesheets to the publication team also youand use them to process the input XML files or database content into the required output formats for the distribution team yup, still you. It takes in schema-based content references and spits out transforms that process the content and produce the final output.

Of tutofial, because the node’s content may stylfvision later, its current content is always used at output generation time.