XML News from Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Matthew Cruickshank has released Docvert 2.1.4, a PHP program that converts various word processor formats including Microsft Word to Oasis OpenDocument v1.0 format. From there it can optionally proceed to HTML or DocBook. PHP 5.0 or later and various plugins are required.

The Big Faceless Organization has released the Big Faceless Report Generator 1.1.30, a $1200 payware Java application for converting XML documents to PDF. Unlike most similar tools it appears to be based on HTML and CSS rather than XSL Formatting Objects. This is mostly a bug fix release. Java 1.2 or later is required.