A publishing server is a platform that is used for web-based publishing systems. This enables the fully automatic generation of documents via the Internet or within networks. Without previous knowledge, documents such as catalogs or data sheets can be generated directly from an in-house program via a publishing server. It is not necessary to adapt to prefabricated layouts. In this way, print-ready data can be created in a short time, some of which are even transmitted directly to postpress processing.