Free XSL-FO debugger from AltsoftWritten by Victor Vishnyakov
XSL-FO Debugger version 0.9 beta December 16, 2004 Altsoft N.V.
Altsoft team wishes XSL-FO community Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We are proud to announce our new freeware product XSL-FO Debugger as a gift for you.
Sometimes it is not so easy to answer many tricky questions that arise when you create a document with complex structure and thousands of objects. Why are these nested blocks not present on where they should be? What happened to that line? Where on earth is header? Is it my error or I should send a letter to producer of my formatter? XSL-FO Debugger helps you to avoid spending precious time on re-calculating object parameters, re-reading specification and revising your code. It introduces visual representation of all basic document areas, baseline tables and breaks generated by formatter so that you can find irritating shortcomings as fast as possible.
Will E Books ever really catch on?Written by Birmingham UK Com
Have you ever tried searching for good e books to download and read on your PC? Anyone wanting to explore e book world is in for a shock. Its an absolute nightmare. There are so many formats and layouts that will confuse all but most experienced e book user and quite honestly - can we really be bothered with it all?
I spent a good two hours searching through net on various sites. What did I find? Mostly commercial sites promising free e books only to find they want you to register and then you find out what catch is. I downloaded several books and there is no uniform means by which e book industry operates. Formats vary from PDF ( I do particularly dislike PDF with its clunky slow downloads ) to Microsoft Reader and numerous executable programs, all of which require separate software to open and read them.
Why oh why doesn't everyone use one of programs that will work on any computer and just open. Like a book does. It's not too much to ask is it? Life is frustrating enough without having to make things complicated. My own experience of e books has led me to conclusion that until industry gets its act together and agrees on one format they can keep it.