Re: [xep-support] aligning text in two blocks or columns

From: Geoff Levner <>
Date: Thu Oct 05 2006 - 08:29:59 PDT

Thanks, Werner. I like the proposals you made to the XSL-FO SG. Too
bad they said no!

For now we are using a kludgy workaround which consists basically of
making the title line-height 50% bigger than the normal line-height.
If the title is broken into an even number of lines, the text remains
synchronized, so there is a 50-50 chance of it working! If not, some
user input is required...


On 5 Oct 2006, at 16:10, Werner Donné wrote:

> Hi Geoff,
> I think what you are referring to is text synchronisation. This is
> not possible in XSL-FO in a declarative way. See also
> I do this in the style sheet by fixing the line-height and tweaking
> the top and bottom margins to make it work in all situations, taking
> into account that such margins may collapse.
> Regards,
> Werner.
> Geoff Levner wrote:
>> Suppose you have two columns, or two blocks side by side, containing
>> text. Now suppose that one of the two contains a title, for example,
>> in a bigger font, followed by normal text. Is there any way in
>> XSL to
>> ensure that the text remains aligned in the two columns? That
>> is, to
>> add or remove a little space before or after the title, if
>> necessary,
>> so that the lines of text following it line up with those in the
>> other
>> column?
>> Thanks,
>> Geoff

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