At 2006-09-05 13:23 +0000, jpcm24 wrote:
>I have a requirement to display the footer details (company name,
>underwriter details etc)in the following manner:
>1.) Cover letter only on 1 side of sheet (even side blank) display
>footer on page 1
>2.) Cover letter flows onto even side - display the footer details
>on the even sheet.
>Currently, the footer region is defined within the first-after
>region, in a block.
>Is it possible to conditionally display the footer if the main body
>(within the flow) overflows to the even side?
>A couple of ideas I have are:
>a.)Have different simple-page-masters for the first-even (one with a
>footer, one without a footer)
Yes, you need that.
>and determine which one to use.
But you can't "determine" you can only "prepare" to use each one.
>b.) Determine whether the flow has gone onto the even side (blank-or-
>nat-blank maybe) and determine whether to display the first-after,
There is no "determination" in XSL-FO ... only
contingencies. You set up your stylesheet in
such a way that the resulting XSL-FO has
contingencies for the situations the formatter
finds itself in when flowing the information.
Your first page is clear.
Your second page is a choice, so you order the
alternatives in the tested order such that you
get what you want when the first in the order
tests true for the condition in which the
formatter finds itself after the flow.
So, you need something like:
Note in the above that you always get a second
page, but if the page has flow you get the page
geometry that has your footer, otherwise you get
the page geometry that shows the blank page.
The formatter then chooses the page geometry from
these contingencies ... there is no
"determination" going on by the XSLT stylesheet,
only by the formatter amongst the choices you have provided.
I hope this helps.
. . . . . . . . . Ken
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