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DocuType is a content management and publishing system based on a combination of RenderX's next generation formatting engine, DiType, and the Wikimedia Foundation's MediaWiki Server. The system is distributed as a ready-to-run VMWare appliance. Users can run RenderX's wikitype technology to create PDF documents of information at and




What Is A Wiki

A wiki is a web site or collection of web pages designed to allow anyone who accesses it to contribute or edit content, using a simplified markup language. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to support community websites. Wikis are also used in businesses to provide affordable and effective intranets and for knowledge management. The collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia is the best-known wiki.

Wiki software is a type of collaborative software that runs a wiki system. Using a common web browser, pages can be created and edited by any number of users. It is usually implemented as a software engine that runs on one or more web servers, with the content stored in a file system and changes to the content stored in a relational database management system.

MediaWiki is a web-based wiki software application used by all projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, all wikis hosted by Wikia, and many other wikis. Although it was originally established to serve the needs of the Wikipedia encyclopedia, it now is being used by companies all over the world for internal knowledge and content management.

What is DiType

RenderX's DiType turns manuscripts into type. Built in and for the digital age, it presents the type in PDF, PostScript and other page description languages, and accepts manuscripts in a number of popular XML markup vocabularies.

DiType is a sophisticated program; it creates better type than a manual typesetter and produces layouts that would otherwise require a lot of tedious trial-and-error work.

The architecture of DiType is based on experience gathered during the lifetime of XEP and widely uses open technologies and protocols.

The heart of DiType is XSL FO rendering engine, accompanied by input format converters and output generators.

What Is WikiType

WikiType is an application that can extract content from a MediaWiki server and convert the content into XSL FO. One example implementation of WikiType is shown at This website can be used to extract the content of any Wikipedia article or Wikibook and generate XSL FO from the content. The XSL FO is sent programmatically to RenderX DiType and formatted to PDF on the fly.

DocuType Combines
DiType with
Using WikiType

MediaWiki is a collaborative, web-based wiki software application that was originally established to serve the needs of the Wikipedia encyclopedia. Now, companies who use MediaWiki for internal knowledge and content management can leverage DocuType to take their Wiki content to other formats like PDF and e-Books for printing and publishing purposes.




XSL 1.0 Recommendation

XSL 1.1 Recommendation

Adobe PDF


DiType conforms to Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) Version 1.0, a W3C recommendation. It also supports a subset of XSL 1.1 recommendation. DiType outputs formatted documents in Adobe PDF version 1.4 and PostScript level 3 formats.

DiType is written in Common Lisp (the core) and Python (the rest) and runs on FreeBSD, Linux, Microsoft Windows XP, Mac OS X.


Licensing Information


DocuType is a combination of DiType and WikiMedia. RenderX offers extended support and product maintenance for updates and upgrades. RenderX provides dedicated support hours to ensure a successful implementation. DocuType is licensed per the CPU core with discounts for multiple CPU core purchases.


Pricing Information


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DocuType can be purchased by contacting sales. Please see our current price list for more details on RenderX packaged solutions. This information serves as a guide for end-users of our software and for other arrangements like OEM or reseller contracts.

DocuType is USD $1,999.95 for a single copy with discounts available for package purchases.



March 5, 2011
XEP 4.19 released

New extensions for RichMedia in PDF,
sticky notes and file attachments, and
overprinting. Extended XSL1.1 scaling
attributes, and styling for bookmarks.
XForms output, support for SVG in XPS
generator, and other improvements.

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March 1, 2011
RenderX at 2011 AIIM

Visit us in Booth #1820 and #1109 at
the Walter E. Washington Conv. Center,
Washington D.C., March 22 - 24, 2011

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February 22, 2011
VisualXSL 2.4.2 released

Improved support for large designs.
Fully configurable custom template
generation. UI related bugfixes
and table editor improvements.

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December 8, 2010
VisualXSL 2.4 released

Support for external EXSLT library -
Mvp.Xml EXSLT.NET module. UI & logic
related bugfixes. Improved XSLT security.

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October 19, 2010
VDPMill 3.4 released

Major release: a GUI application
for full job control, lots of usability
improvements, and bug fixes.

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September 27, 2010
XEPWin 3.0 released

Release enables better utilization
of computational resources in multi-
core environments. XEPWin 3.0 also
contains improvements in configuration,
error reporting and XEPWin API.

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September 8, 2010
EnMasse 2.3 released

EnMasse is now easier than before!
The Windows version includes
a graphical configuration editor
with built in validation support.
The platform-independent version
was shipped with command-line
installer and configuration script.

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August 25, 2010
VDPMill 3.3 released

Release brings job queuing application
with an XML-RPC interface, VDPMill
Control Panel as a console to configure
and run VDPMill components, a user-
friendly GUI application to create
VDPMill job tickets.

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June 3, 2010
VDPMill 3.2 released

Release includes XML job ticket support
as the main format for GUI application
project files, customized post-
processing (OMR, Transpromo) support
for separated/joined output.

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May 4, 2010
VisualXSL 2.3.1 released

Release includes JavaScript for
radiobuttons and action buttons
in PDF forms, further improvements
over Undo operations, and several
display problems.

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