Re: [xep-support] Flow back to previous page

From: Alexei Gagarinov <>
Date: Thu Feb 03 2005 - 06:20:31 PST

Hello Jost,

As David said this is beyond the scope of XSL-FO, but can be done with a
postprocessing of XEP Output format:

1) Define the sample page in FO that has the same height and half-width as
landscape-oriented A5 (i.e. content of such a page wraps the content of a
column of landscape-oriented A5).
2) Take the XML representation at the output from the formatter, and
rearrange pages there by using XSLT (2 sample pages should form one
landscape-oriented A5). Then put the rearranged XEP Output to a generator.
3) This logic can be also implemented in pure Java.

DevKit distribution includes the example (PostProcessing) that demonstrates
this technique (make-booklet.xsl &
I slightly modified that example according to your task. Please find the ZIP
archive attached.

With best regards,
  Alexei Gagarinov

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jost Klopfstein" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 9:19 AM
Subject: [xep-support] Flow back to previous page


I was asked to rebuild a catalog with XEP (FO 1.0). (See attached JPEG).The
page size is A5 with landscape content (2 columns) and 2 pages are content
wise connected. The first column on the top page flows into the first column
on the bottom page and then back up to the 2nd column on the top page which
ends in the 2nd column on the bottom page. There is also a central gutter
between the 2 pages to allow for binding and page numbers have to be
maintained, because there is an alphabetical index.

Does anyone know if you can flow from one page to next and then back to the
previous page with the current XEP rendering engine?



Jost Klopfstein
Axos Technologies Inc.
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