Considerations for generating document-style reports

Before you begin working with document specifications, consider the data sources and output types you plan to use.

Data sources

Some data sources work with Engineering Publishing in different ways. Review the integration documentation for data source-specific information, such as connecting to data sources.

For more information about your data source, see the Integrating section.

Output types

Engineering Publishing offers the following output types to generate document-style reports into:
  • HTML
  • Microsoft Word
  • PDF
  • XSL-FO
  • Microsoft Excel

As you test document specifications, refer to the reference documentation for the output types you plan to use. You might find some differences between the presentation of the content in the supported output types.

For more information about each output type, see Element properties reference by output format in the Reference section.