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Inforama Document Automation System 1.1 Released

02.18.2009
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Inforama is a Java based Document Automation system which allows document templates to be created quickly and easily using OpenOffice. Templates are populated with data from parameters and databases before being generated into PDFs for printing and emailing. Version 1.1 builds on the initial release with some significant enhancements and bug fixes.

Alfresco and Jackrabbit integration
Using the JSR170 standard, Inforama version 1.1 can now be configured easily to store generated documents into Alfresco or Jackrabbit. Other document management systems which comply with the JSR170 standard can also be integrated with relative ease. More on this integration can be seen at http://in4ama.org/web/guest/news/-/blogs/inforama-meets-alfresco?_33_redirect=%2Fweb%2Fguest%2Fnews

 Integration with Alfresco


More advanced table creation
Based on user feedback we have extended the ways in which tables can be created and manipulated within OpenOffice documents. Depending on parameters or row data, columns or rows can be included or excluded. Cell values and formats can also be manipulated directly. For more advanced processing of tables custom Java classes can be used to manipulate the XSL-FO styles directly. We have also added the ability to create table templates for reuse accross multiple documents.

Office2fO conversion
Version 1.1 sees the introduction of the Office2fO transformation library for converting OpenOffice ODT files to XSL-FO. This provides a more accurate way of creating the XSL-FO files necessary to generate PDF documents. It also paves the way for more output formats in future versions of Inforama. More on Office2fO can be seen at http://www.sf.net/projects/office2fo

Visit the Inforama website at http://www.in4ama.org
For a quick overview of how Inforama works have a look at the webcasts at http://in4ama.org/web/guest/documentation/webcasts
For a chance to win a €100 Amazon gift certificate go to http://in4ama.org/web/guest/community

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