Re: [xep-support] Image placement in a 2 column spread

From: Eliot Kimber (
Date: Thu Jan 15 2004 - 12:03:09 PST

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    John Barrett wrote:

    > I have many XML documents that I'm laying out into a 2 column spread.
    > Easy enough. The documents also have a handful of images that must
    > appear at the top of the second column, on each page. This is where
    > I am having some issues. I have attempted a couple of solutions
    > without much luck, with the exception of counting characters, and
    > forcing column-breaks when I get close to filling a column. This
    > works, for about 80% of the cases, but it seems rather hacky, and it
    > still leaves 20% of the files that need to be hand edited. Any ideas
    > on how I can accomplish this?

    There is currently no way to force graphics to float to the top of a
    specific column using XSL-FO. It would be up to implementations to offer
    an extension analogous to column-wide footnotes.



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