CIB format formats an arbitrary RTF document in accordance with the formatting rules stored in the output modules for that purpose (e.g. page formats, paragraph formats, character formats) and resolves the formatting-related document variables defined there (e.g. number of pages, references etc.).
The result is the completely formatted and pre-processed electronic document (= resulting document). CIB format is the preliminary stage required for all output modules.
CIB format also provides solutions for requirements from everyday practice, such as:
- Page optimization / page scaling (e.g. certain text segments always on exactly one page)
- Copy, carbon-copy management
- Timestamp for unambiguousness
- Background pictures / watermarks
- Use of user-exits