Date: Mon Jun 07 2004 - 07:25:52 PDT
Actually composer produces the effect I want, at least for landscape
content within a portrait page.
However, I think the real problem is how to use xsl to translate from the
Docbook xml source to the sort of xsl-fo that you kindly provided.
If xsl-fo (and xep) allowed nested pagesets then it would not be so much
of a problem: at the end of one pageset it could resume with the previous
If I identify a table as landscape by setting an attribute
role="A3landscape" then I can see how to make that end the current pageset
and start a new pageset, but what happens at the end of the table? How
does it know what pageset to continue with? Actually, I suppose I could
specify that with another attribute, or use a compound attribute such as
Another approach might be to use a processing instruction, such as
<?changepageset type="A3landscape"> and then have another PI at the end of
that section to return to A4portrait (or whatever).
I am very new to xml, xsl, xsl-fo, xpath, xep, styler, composer etc. so
would welcome any advice on the best approach to follow.
Regards, Doug x2571
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Page dimensions are defined on every simple-page-master. Therefore you
just need to switch pagemasters appropriately (please find simple
example attached). I can't say what happens in XSL-FO produced by
Arbortext, but from your description I conclude that it just wrap
"landscape" tables in container with reference-orientation="90"
instead of using separate page-master. So the problem is in Arbortext
Composer rather then in XEP.
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Dcac> Most of my output is in A4 portrait mode, but I would like to be
Dcac> output some pages in landscape mode and some pages on A3 landscape.
Dcac> Using xsl from Arbortext Styler I can produce landscape content (a
Dcac> table or a rotated graphic and caption) within a portrait page (as
Dcac> by the positon of the header and footer) but the XEP produced pdf
Dcac> i) if the content is longer than one page the overflow material is
Dcac> ii) the page is displayed in portrait mode, so the table appears
Dcac> (i.e. English text runs from bottom to top) on the screen. Using
Dcac> Composer to produce the pdf, the pdf has additional pages to hold
Dcac> and the page is shown in landscape mode, making the content easier
Dcac> Is there any way of producing landscape pages (or landscape within
Dcac> portrait, viewed onscreen as landscape) and A3 landscape pages that
Dcac> revert back to A4 portrait at the end of the current element? The
Dcac> requirement to issue overflow pages automatically is a
Dcac> could be dropped, at a pinch. (In a way, what I want is a nested
Dcac> but that is not allowed in xsl-fo).
Dcac> Regards, Doug x2571
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