Re[2]: [xep-support] Re: Two columns problem.

From: Alexander Peshkov <>
Date: Thu Dec 02 2004 - 00:47:33 PST

Hello Anshul,

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Regarding your problem - what you need is span="all" property.
Instead of the table that contains SUBSUBSECTIONNAME text you have to
use <fo:block span="all"> like this:

<fo:block span="all" border=".5pt solid black" >
        <fo:block text-align="start" font-family="times roman" font-size="10pt" font-weight="bold">
                <xsl:value-of select="SUBSECTIONNAME"/>
        <fo:block text-align="start" font-family="times roman" font-size="10pt">
                <xsl:value-of select="SUBSUBSECTIONNAME"/>

Best regards,
Alexander Peshkov

KA> Hi,

KA> Yes, the discrepancy is due to the table in the two column layout. On the
KA> first page I need to display a long text which should not be in two column
KA> layout. After that I need to start a table. Pls. find the attached xsl-fo
KA> and the sample xml I am using to generate the pdf.

KA> Thanks,
KA> Anshul

KA> -----Original Message-----
KA> From: Alexander Peshkov []
KA> Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 4:03 AM
KA> To: Katoch, Anshul
KA> Cc:
KA> Subject: [xep-support] Re: Two columns problem.

KA> Hello Anshul,

KA> your message bounced from xep-support list because of attachment. Big
KA> attachments are not allowed in our public list.
KA> If you need a sample to to demonstrate the problem it is recommended
KA> to send it as a source XSL-FO file, not as a resulting PDF.

KA> In this particular case it's not quite clear for me what the layout is
KA> (rectangles that overlay actual data seems rather strange to me).
KA> I suppose that your table is placed into two-column layout and you
KA> want header rows to appear at the same level in both columns. The
KA> discrepancy in their positioning most probably caused by space-before
KA> applied to the table - it is present in the first column (when the
KA> table starts), but absent at the beginning of the second column.
KA> If that's the case I would suggest you to remove space-before
KA> attribute from the table and use other means to create spacing if
KA> necessary.

KA> If my guesswork is incorrect it will be helpful if you describe your
KA> requirements in more details and provide us with source XSL-FO.

KA> Best regards,
KA> Alexander Peshkov
KA> RenderX

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AK>> Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 15:23:00 -0800
AK>> From: "Katoch, Anshul" <>
AK>> Subject: Two colmns problem.
AK>> To:

AK>> Hi,

AK>> I am facing problem when I am separating the body into two columns. I
KA> have
AK>> to display a long text on the top of the page and after that I need to
AK>> display a table which can go to multiple pages. I am facing problem
KA> while
AK>> aligning the table headers in one line on the first page. Pls. find the
AK>> attached sample report.

AK>> Thanks,
AK>> Anshul

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