Apache FOP (Formatting Objects Processor)
Formatting Objects Processor (FOP, also known as Apache FOP) is a Java application that converts XSL Formatting Objects (XSL-FO) files to PDF or other printable formats. FOP was originally developed by James Tauber who donated it to the Apache Software Foundation in 1999. It is part of the Apache XML Graphics project.
|Original author(s)||James Tauber|
|Developer(s)||Apache Software Foundation|
|License||Apache License 2.0|
FOP is open source software, and is distributed under the Apache License 2.0.
In addition, older XSL-FO 1.0 features are still not fully supported including automatic table layout, floats and more.
Apache FOP supports embedding a number of image formats in the XSL-FO (through the
<fo:external-graphic> element). These include:
Apache FOP supports the following output formats:
- PDF (best output support), including PDF/X and PDF/A with some limitations
- ASCII text file facsimile
- Direct printer output (PCL)
- Java2D/AWT for display, printing, and page rendering to PNG and TIFF