Re: Re : "[xep-support] Emulating an inline table"

From: Alexander Peshkov (
Date: Thu Sep 25 2003 - 03:49:07 PDT

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    Hello Louis,

    I can see several possible solutions that will produce appropriate
    visual effect without any need to inline-containers or complicated
    table designs. The most natural approach demonstrated below:

      Mandate for
      <fo:inline border-top="thin solid black" alignment-adjust="before-edge" padding-top="2pt">(name of person)</fo:inline>,
      a registered doctor.

    If you wish to move baseline relative to before-edge you can add
    baseline-shift. Note that the same effect can be achieved with
    baseline-shift alone, however this solution will be less flexible
    since you will need to hardcode baseline-shift value.
    Another possible approach is to use inline SVG graphic which contains
    required design.

    Best regards,
    Alexander Peshkov

    LM> G. Ken Holman ( a écrit :
    >>At 2003-09-24 17:54 -0500, Louis Meigret wrote:
    >>>I would like to emulate an inline table that could be mixed in the
    >>>midst of a text paragraph.
    >>>Mandate for __________________ , a registered doctor.
    >>> (name of person)

    >>This is one of the purposes for <inline-container> so that one can
    >>add block-level constructs in the middle of an inline.

    LM> Yes, this is what I tried, but it did not work...

    >>Unfortunately, XEP doesn't yet support <inline-container>

    LM> That explains my problem then.

    >>but I would think it would be on their list of things to do.

    LM> May I ask RenderX when they expect to implement this?

    >>So, then the next thing I tried successfully in XSL-FO was the use >of an auto-width table:

    LM> [...]

    LM> Yes, but this is rather complicated for me if I want this to look right (I need to know how much text to pull from the surrounding block and put into the first column and last columns of this
    LM> 3-column table).

    >>I hope this helps.

    LM> Most definitively, many thanks.

    LM> LM

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