Where does TopLeaf fit into your document production system?

TopLeaf processes content which is stored either in a content management system, or as ordinary files. The content is transformed and formatted into output for publication.

TopLeaf implements the concept of single source publishing. The content does not contain any formatting information. The final format is applied by a stylesheet that defines the formatting rules for each part of the output. The advantages of this approach are:

  • The output format is consistent, since the same rules are applied to all content.

  • The same content can be used to produce a different format simply by using a different stylesheet.

TopLeaf includes a set of stylesheet management tools that simplify the process of creating and testing stylesheets. TopLeaf stylesheets apply consistent formatting to your content. The same stylesheets used to create PDF output can be used to generate RTF, HTML and eBooks.