Oracle or Apple Java™ runtime 1.6 or above (but not newest Java 9, which has not yet been tested).
200Mb of free disk space.
XMLmind XSL Utility is officially supported on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, on Linux and on macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and macOS 10.12 (Sierra). It is possible to use it on other Java™ 1.6+ platforms, but without support from XMLmind.
Simply unzip the distribution somewhere. Linux/Mac example:
~$ cd /opt /opt$ unzip /tmp/xslutil-5_4_6.zip /opt$ ls xslutil-5_4_6 addon/ bin/ doc/ legal.txt legal/
This means that uninstalling XMLmind XSL Utility simply consists in deleting the directory created by unzipping its distribution.
Contains XMLmind XML Editor configurations (DITA 1.3, DocBook 4.x, DocBook 5.0, DocBook 5.1, XHTML) and plug-ins (FOP, Batik, JEuclid, JAI, XEP, XFC). (As of v4.3, XMLmind XSL Utility is based on the add-on architecture of XMLmind XML Editor.)
Executable file and
.bat file used to run XMLmind XSL Utility on Windows. More information about
xslutil-c.bat in Section 2.5, “XMLmind XSL Utility as a command-line tool”.
Shell script used to run XMLmind XSL Utility on the Mac and on Linux.
All the (non-system) Java™ class libraries needed to run XMLmind XSL Utility.
Contains desktop icons for XMLmind XSL Utility.
Points to copies of this online help in HTML, PDF, RTF, WordprocessingML, Office Open XML and OpenOffice formats.
Contains XMLmind XSL Utility licences as well as the licences and notices attached to the software components used to build XMLmind XSL Utility.
XMLmind XSL Utility is intended to be used directly from the directory created by unzipping its distribution. That is, you can start XMLmind XSL Utility by typing the following command in a command prompt and then, by pressing Enter:
After testing that it works, you may want to add a shortcut to
C:\xslutil-5_4_6\bin\xslutil.exe on your desktop.
On the Mac and on Linux, please type the following command in a terminal, then press Enter:
/opt$ xslutil-5_4_6/bin/xslutil &
XMLmind XSL Utility works fine on computers having very high resolution (HiDPI) screens. For example, it works fine on a Mac having a Retina® screen and a Windows computer having an UHD (“4K”) screen.
On a Linux computer having a HiDPI screen, HiDPI is not automatically detected. You'll have to specify the display scaling factor you prefer using the
-putpref command-line option:
xslutil -putpref displayScaling 200
displayScaling may be used to globally change the size of all the items comprising the user interface of XMLmind XSL Utility. Its value is a percentage between 100 and 400 or integer -1 which means use system settings.
Note that using option
-putpref updates the user preferences file. Therefore suffice to specify
-putpref once and you are done.
XMLmind XSL Utility may also be used a command-line tool.
Without any command-line arguments, XMLmind XSL Utility is a 100% graphical application.
If you pass it the following command-line arguments, XMLmind XSL Utility will perform the conversion without displaying its main window:
Windows example corresponding to the figure below:
C:\xslutil-5_4_6\bin> xslutil-c dbToDocx E:\tmp\help.xml E:\tmp\help.docx
On Windows, make sure to use
xslutil-c.bat and not
/opt/xslutil-5_4_6/bin$ xslutil dbToDocx /tmp/help.xml /tmp/help.docx
The basic idea here is to use the dialog box to add or edit conversion specifications and then to use the XMLmind XSL Utility command-line to actually perform the conversion. This way you get the best of both worlds.