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Technical

How to achieve a silent XpressDox install

A silent XpressDox install can be achieved using PowerShell or SCCM. Download the XpressDox exe file from our Downloads page.   How to install: To perform a silent installation, execute the installer with the following switch: xpressdox.exe /silent How to uninstall: To uninstall XpressDox, run the following .exe. If you

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Understanding XpressDox Artefacts

When a template runs, XpressDox creates a number of internal structures.  The most important of these is an XSLT Stylesheet.  The stylesheet contains the definition of how the data from an XML data set are to be inserted into the Word template in order to generate the merged document.  The

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The Processing Phases of XpressDox

When running a template in XpressDox (i.e. in the Word add-in), you are interacting with five phases of processing. These are: Template normalisation. This process consists of merging the templates referred to in «BaseTemplate()» and «IncludeTemplate()» commands, and also «UseScript()» commands, into one comprehensive template.  All of the commands in

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Using XSLT functions

XpressDox uses XSLT technology to insert data elements into Merge Fields. This means that a vast amount of functionality is available to the experienced user, especially the XSLT functions, which are used to format data. XpressDox functions and XSLT functions can be mixed in one Merge Field

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XML and Data Sets

The core process of XpressDox is the merging of data into a template to produce a final merged document. The XpressDox merging engine thus needs two things: a set of data to merge, and a template into which to merge the data. The data which XpressDox merges into a template is referred to as a Data Set, and must be in XML format. The template then addresses the data elements in that Data Set by referring to them in Merge Fields.

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