Re: [xep-support] Wrapping Text Around a Table

From: W. Eliot Kimber (
Date: Sat Aug 28 2004 - 05:30:17 PDT

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    Jeremy Kassis wrote:
    > I want to insert a table into a flow of text and have the text wrap around
    > the table. Is there any way to do that in xml:fo. With XEP?

    You can put the table (or any other element) in a side float
    (float="start" or float="end"). Text will flow around the other side and

    There is no way in XSL-FO 1.0 to have text automatically wrap on both
    sides of another flow object. [This feature was discussed at some length
      at one of our face-to-face meetings and we convinced ourselves that
    the behavior had too much potential complexity to be able to address it
    in XSL-FO 1.1.]

    > Alternatively, can I create a two-column, two-row table where the top-left,
    > bottom-left, and bottom-right cells are all spanned together?

    No. You can only span in direction or the other.

    But I think a side float should do what you need.



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