7101Re: [XSL-FO] Do 3B2 pagination type features available in XSL:FO
- Feb 2, 2006At 2006-02-02 04:20 +0000, Anjani Maurya wrote:
>I am a template developer using 3B2 pagination software. I want toWhile the software you cite is self-contained, using XSL-FO for
>know does any xslfo formatter provides such features as avialable in
>other pagination softwares(i.e quark-express, indesign, 3B2 etc.)
styling is the second step of a two-step process of algorithmically
preparing your content for layout (often with XSLT, though not
mandatory) and then using XSL-FO for the actual layout constructs.
Also, some vendors may offer extensions one can use to engage
features not described by the semantics of XSL-FO layout.
>a). making round corner boxes,Not round-corner boxes, but areas can be bordered.
>drawing rules.Yes for horizontal rules.
>b). adjusting left, right, top and bottom margins.Yes.
>c). auto generating footnotes.Footnote layout is supported in XSL-FO, it is up to your
transformation step to decide what goes into the footnotes. Since
there is nothing "automatic" in an arbitrary transformation, I would
not say "auto generating". But the combination of transformation and
XSL-FO supports many footnote citation requirements.
Notably one requirement not met by XSL-FO is a footnote whose
citation scheme restarts on a page break.
>d). placing figures and table near to their callouts in the runningResponsibility of the transformation. XSL-FO does include floating
content to the nearest "top of page", which might be what you are asking.
>e). frames with unequal column widths.Pages can only have equal-sized evenly-spaced columns for flowed
content. Tables can have arbitrary unequal column widths.
>f). colour-gradient styles.I don't understand your need here ... XSL-FO provides for the
arbitrary specification of colour that can then be interpreted by the
>g). recto-verso style variation etc.Yes, XSL-FO provides for different header/footer content based on
page parity, but no, XSL-FO does not provide for "inside/outside"
formatting of the flow based on page parity.
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