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SDL XPP

Learn to automate your XML publishing process

SDL XPP is an industry-leading software solution and XML publishing engine that automates the composition and pagination of XML data and many other data sources, in formats such as PostScript, Adobe Acrobat PDF and ePub. You can also use SDL XPP to format other content, such as database feeds, SGML, XHTML, word-processing files or ASCII text while creating complex yet well-formed, rules-based pages. The software makes it possible to fully automate end-to-end publishing workflows, from receiving multi-sourced data to combining it into a complete deliverable. Automate your XML publishing process and create fast, quality outputs in any number of formats. 

SDL offers a broad range of courses designed to support and enhance the use of the SDL XML Professional Publisher (XPP) solution. In addition to our standard training, we can customize training for your specific organization. Courses are delivered on client premises for a maximum of 8 people per training day.

For further information please contact the team at learn@sdl.com

Recommended SDL XPP training paths

RoleCourseDuration
Users
Programmers
Managers
System Administrators
SDL XPP Fundamentals5 days
Server and XPP AdministratorsSDL XPP Administration1 day
Developers
Users
SDL XPP Intermediate Styles
SDL XPP Tabular Essentials
SDL XPP Fonts
3 days
1 day
1 day

SDL XPP Fundamentals

This course participants will learn how to use the XPP user interfaces to navigate documents, work inside of documents and manage styles. This class will prepare participants to import XML, create and modify documents, start a style development project, use XPP libraries, work with XPP’s macro language and output to print and PDF. This is a broad introduction to XPP and a must for all business users.

SDL XPP Intermediate Styles

This course involves a comprehensive review of all style sheets that make up an XPP style “bundle”. It is designed for XPP users who will be creating or modifying styles, as well as managing styles for reuse. Participants will create a comprehensive style that will automate formatting components.

SDL XPP Tabular Essentials

This course is for those who work with tables, such as statistical, technical and financial tables, participants will learn how to create and modify tables, apply standard tabular styles and override the styles on a table‐by‐table basis. Participants will also learn how to analyze and create tabular styles for efficient tabular production.

SDL XPP Fonts

This course if for those who need to use fonts beyond those supplied with the XPP installation, or if participants have robust font requirements in their publications, including non-English, special characters and other substitutions, participants will learn how to load text and symbol fonts in XPP and how to manage and manipulate font‐related specifications.

SDL XPP Administration

This course provides a review of the XPP server and client environment, including the software on the file system, third‐party software and touch points to the operating system, such as system variables and services and the XPP Administration tool. This is useful for server administrators and XPP administrators or super users.
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