From: Alexander Peshkov (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jun 02 2004 - 01:24:58 PDT
your message bounced from xep-support list because of attachment. Big
attachments are not allowed in our public list. When you need to send us
some files it is recommended to use email@example.com
You hit a well known problem here :-) An fo:external-graphic is an
inline-level element. When it is hosted in a block, there is always a
bit of white space before and after each inline element known as
half-leading. It's this space that leads to increased height of the
block-container content and thus to the overflow. It's enough to
specify line-height="0pt" on the block that encloses the image in
order to achieve correct behavior.
However in your case the better technique would be to place
printer-marks.pdf into the region-body background rather then employ
absolutely-positioned container. The following code demonstrates this
padding-top="((2.92in - 2in) div 2) + 0.165in"
padding-left="((4.42in - 3.5in) div 2) + 0.18in"/>
(note that I reproduced spacing that appeared in your original code
using region-body padding)
Regarding your question about the best way to "marry" varying data
with static image: the answer depend on the nature of the data.
Since you haven't send us content.pdf I have no idea what kind of
content you are trying to add to your boiler-plate PDF so it's hard to
make any reasoned suggestions. In general you will place boiler-plate
image in the background and then cover it with content which can be
positioned in a number of ways (using margins/paddings, absolute
containers, tables, etc.).
Alexander Peshkov mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S.: I'm not the only one responsible for support of XEP but all of
us have other tasks also.
RB> ----- Original Message -----
RB> From: "Ruth, Brice" <bruth@Fiskars.com>
RB> To: <email@example.com>
RB> Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 10:42 PM
RB> Subject: external-graphic doesn't fit?!
RB> I have a simple-page-master setup with a width of 4.42in and height of
RB> 2.92in. I have placed a block-container, absolutely positioned, which
RB> contains an external-graphic (within a block), whose width & height is
RB> exactly 4.42in x 2.92in. Unfortunately, I have to scale the height of
RB> the graphic to 2.84in for XEP not to 'overflow' ...
RB> What's going on here?!
RB> <?xml version="1.0"?>
RB> <fo:root xmlns:fo="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Format">
RB> <fo:simple-page-master master-name="main"
RB> page-width="4.42in" page-height="2.92in"
RB> margin-top="((2.92in - 2in) div 2) + 0.165in"
RB> margin-left="((4.42in - 3.5in) div 2) + 0.18in">
RB> <fo:page-sequence master-reference="main">
RB> <fo:flow flow-name="xsl-region-body">
RB> <fo:external-graphic src="url('content.pdf')"/>
RB> width="4.42in" height="2.84in"/>
RB> Setting the height on the 'printer-marks.pdf' to 2.92in, provides the
RB> following error on output:
RB> [warning] content overflow in an absolutely positioned block-container
RB> I've attached the 'printer-marks.pdf' if it helps.
RB> Many thanks!
RB> Brice Ruth
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