"I have developed html2fo because I had to create a new server driven printing solution for an client-server-based application. The previous printing solution was using Microsoft Word mailing function for importing data and printing. As everybody knows - Word is not platform independent. But this was the main goal for the new printing solution. We have chosen PDF as platform independent document format and I had to convert about 40 documents with about 100 Sheets altogether. I used StarOffice to convert from .doc to .html because Word is in HTML export not as good as StarOffice. (There are worlds between them...) After using html2fo for converting to xsl:fo, a manual processing and rendering to PDF using FOP from Apache - Now I have a new printing solution."