From: G. Ken Holman (gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com)
Date: Fri Sep 10 2004 - 03:38:01 PDT
At 2004-09-10 11:14 +0200, Peter Kester wrote:
>I want to have a certain block of text aligned bottom up(above the footer)
>I have a text block of about 3 lines placed at the top of the page and I
>want the second text block on that page aligned at the bottom.
>What do I use to achieve this?
Put the content that grows from the bottom of the page into a footnote
>Can I do this with a block-container with an apsolute position?
Not easily and without guarantees. If the stars align and you know your
top block is small then you can mimic the effect you want by using an
absolutely-positioned block-container at the bottom of the page and using a
display-align="after" to have the content grow up from the bottom, but this
is an out-of-line construct and may interfere with the flow that is growing
down from the top.
Where I've used this strategy is in small-font content like legal
disclaimers found at the bottom of the last page of a document.
I teach that the footnote layout construct is *just* a layout construct for
flowing information up from the bottom of the page and it happens to be
used most of the time for footnotes but can be used for any content that
grows up. Same thing for the list construct and the table construct being
used solely as a means to an end of effecting a particular layout that is
needed for the end result. Not everyone agrees with that, but it has
worked well for me for my customers.
I hope this helps.
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