From: Paul A. Hoadley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri May 07 2004 - 07:06:30 PDT
On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 08:05:29PM -0600, Victor Mote wrote:
> The essence of the solution documented at the xep/xattic web site
> (previously mentioned in this thread) is:
> 1. to decrease the margin (i.e. increase the size of the area) on
> the side opposite from the desired location of the marginalia, so,
> in your case, the outside. So your setting of margin-right="0pt"
> probably needs to be something like margin-right="-100pt" (for
> example). (I am assuming you are starting on a recto page. Mine need
> to start on either recto or verso, so I made a "first-right" and
> "first-left" page-master). Don't worry that you are eating into your
> region-end, because you are going to get that back in the next
> step. (This step is done on the region-body).
> 2. to increase the start-indent and end-indent by the same amount
> that you decreased the margin above. One or the other of these gives
> you back the space you took in step 1. The other makes room for your
> marginalia. (This step is done on the flow). So in essence, you
> expand one side, then reduce both. It is necessary to do it this way
> because (with but a few exceptions) XSL-FO doesn't think much about
> recto and verso, but the one place it does is in setting up the
> page-masters. So, "two wrongs makes a right" on the side we don't
> care about, allowing us to get the adjustment made on the other.
Thanks very much for that. I have it quite close to what I eventually
want, though I just can't seem to get it quite right. Part of the
problem is that I have now altered all five regions of the (standard
DocBook) page, and I'm just patching up visual defects as they occur.
I need to go back to first principles and start my customisations
again from scratch.
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