Enhanced automatic PDF from XML

With the February 2020 release of Next®, we introduced a new feature that makes it easier to handle XML documents in Next®. This feature has now been enhanced and moved into the general Next® administration UI.

Just like EDIFACT documents, an XML document is great for computer-to-computer communication, but not very easy to work with for humans. 

The XML to PDF feature lets Next® automatically generate a PDF version of any XML document you archive. And add it as an attachment with the original XML document.

An automatically generated PDF may not be beautiful, but way more useful than the raw XML.

For the techies

In order for Next® to create a PDF from XML, it must be provided with an XSL stylesheet that can convert the XML into PDF. Note that XML is only converted to PDF automatically, and as such the XML to PDF function cannot be used to convert XML to PDF manually.

To configure Next® to convert XML into PDF this is done in the XML to PDF tab of the PDF creation policies. The configuration consist of uploading the XSL file and specifying whether or not Next® should attempt to strip illegal characters.

Please refer to the online documentation for additional details.

Commercial terms and conditions

This feature is available at no additional cost, to users with an active service plan. Any consultancy assistance will be invoiced.


Despite our best efforts, we may be forced to change both content and expected delivery of future product updates without notice.



Enhanced automatic PDF from XML


Enhanced feature



Release time:

December 2020

Affected products:

Next® Bank Statements
Next® Contracts
Next® Emails
Next® Enterprise Archive
Next® ExCustody
Next® Invoices
Next® Mailroom
Next® Processes


End user



Responsible product manager:

Kim Hellum




Steen Munksgaard