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API (javadoc)

upCast Manual

CSS2 specification

XSLT specification

Conversion Features

  • fully recreates the document structure with automatic section nesting (customizable) and support for Word sections
  • supports paragraph and character styles
  • powerful table translation (HTML 4 or Oasis Exchange Table model - CALS), incl. nested tables, row/column spans, cell properties, borders and backgrounds
  • processes footnotes, hyperlinks, references, forms, index entries, annotations, page headers and footers
  • supports any combination of nested lists, tables and combination of layout elements possible in RTF documents
  • support for document properties (incl. user properties), document template reference and document variables
  • Unicode and many two-byte encodings supported
  • includes a WMF renderer and image rewriting capabilities
  • API for creating custom export filters
  • new inline nesting optimization with intelligent, customizable property hoisting to surrounding container element
  • translation of most style and layout information into CSS2
  • highlighting and support for non properly nested target regions
  • pass-through import filter
  • extracting embedded object binary data
  • handles large files (only subject to available memory)
  • improved support for textbox, image, TOC and fields

Import Formats

  • RTF Version 1.6 (Details…)
  • Microsoft Word binary format (*.doc) (only when executing on Windows 95/98/2000/NT with Word 97 or later installed)
  • most Word 95, Word 97, Word 2000, Word XP and Word 2003 RTF documents
  • RTF-embedded WMF (Windows Meta File) and EMF
  • RTF-embedded images (PICT, PNG, GIF, JPEG)

Export Formats

  • XML 1.0 (valid against upCast DTD)
  • XHTML 1.0 strict
  • DocBook 4.2
  • XML (Raw) for easily supporting custom DTDs
  • improved Cascading Stylesheets Level 2 (CSS2) (external: XML + XHTML, embedded: XHTML)
  • custom export filters written in Java

Built-in post-Processors and Helpers

  • XSLT Processor
  • XML Validator
  • external Command runner
  • Raw tree dumper

Batch Capabilities

  • batch-convert folders of files based controlled by a control document in the BCF language (XML application)
  • various source file selection criteria like name prefix, extension
  • full control over import-, export and post-processing filters and parameters
  • support for callback Java classes during batch execution
  • prescan feature for checking batch correctness
  • Post Actions: delete or move source files after processing to specified folder(s), depending on conversion success
  • Timed Execution mode: automatic, repeated execution of a batch
  • batch progress logging in window and file

Java native API

User Interface

  • intuitive, uncluttered, yet powerful graphical user interface
  • based on Swing
  • easy access to almost any internal setting

System Requirements

  • JDK 1.4.2 or higher
  • 512 MB RAM (recommended)
  • environment compatible with Xerces 2.7 or later (Xerces 2.x is delivered with upCast binary)
  • platform-independent due to Java technology
  • installers for Windows 95/98/2000/NT/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux/UNIX available
  • also available as .jar file

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