IBM® Rational® Publishing Engine gathers data from various sources and then generates documents that you can print or archive as files. This is especially useful to businesses that must produce governance, process management, or regulatory compliance reports or reviews. This demonstration shows you how to use the Document Specification feature to specify the information that you want to generate and then how to generate the report in Microsoft Word and HTML formats. The data source for this demo is IBM® Rational® DOORS® requirements management software.
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- For help with templates and schemas:
- Watch the demo to see how you can use Rational Publishing Engine, including how to configure templates.
- For more tips, tutorials and sample templates, visit the Rational Publishing Engine Community wiki and check the Rational Publishing Engine Template library.
- If part of what you want to include in your reports is in Microsoft Office documents, here's where you can find help: Go to either 2007 Office System: XML Schema Reference or Office 2003: XML Reference Schemas to download XSD schemas for Microsoft Office products. Navigate to Microsoft Office Project 2007 XML Data Interchange Schema to download the XSD schema required to report on Microsoft Project data. Read the Microsoft article titled Create an XML data file and XML schema file from worksheet data to learn more about how to create appropriate schemas for reporting Excel data.
- Browse the examples and tutorials on the Rational Publishing Engine wiki and follow the Rational Publishing Engine Actual blog.
- From the Rational DOORS developerWorks page, browse how-to articles, learning resources, links to support and more information, plus download it for evaluation.
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Amanda Brijpaul has been with IBM Rational software for 11 years and has worked in training for more than 20 years. She has created training for Rational project, portfolio, and process management tools and methodologies. She currently focuses on Rational reporting software, Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters, and Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration. (OSLC).