[xep-support] Re: technical help

From: Kevin Brown <kevin@renderx.com>
Date: Tue Mar 31 2015 - 09:15:31 PST



Yes, either rx:flow-section or fo:block span="all" must be a direct child of

I can understand the complexity to flatten things so that you end a flow and
start a new sub-flow, but there is no other alternative if you are using
these structures.


One question: Must the image you wish to place across all three columns be
located wherever it falls in the flow? Or could it be at an alternate

If an alternate position on the page (like in the footnote area) is
acceptable, then you can just use a footnote structure which can occur
anywhere in the flow content at any depth and it is pulled into the footnote
area. You could place your image (and figure title) in this structure and it
would be page wide at the bottom of the page.


If you have flexibility in that you can define the page master this page
would occur on, then you also have the option of placing it into a marker
and pulling it to the top of the page. This also could occur at any level in
the hierarchy but would require that specific page to regions large enough
to accommodate the image.


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From: Xep-support [mailto:xep-support-bounces@renderx.com] On Behalf Of
David Yin
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 6:09 AM
To: xep-support@renderx.com
Subject: [xep-support] technical help


I have been posting on the DITA yahoo users group but the suggestion was for
me to ask this board instead since I am looking at a specific functionality
of renderX.


There is a Kevin Brown on the forum that has been responding to those posts.


I am an intermediate user in DITA, working on a pilot project over the last
3 years.


I am trying to use the <rx:flow-section> element to allow a graphic, buried
down inside a topic, nested into a topic, nested into a bookmap, to use up
all 3 columns in a 3 column page.


I have been able to get the element to work where the minitoc is 1 column
and the chapter itself is 3 columns. I have not been able to get the
rx:flow-section down to the block level for the placeImage template.


I feel like commons.xsl has to be re-written to flatten everything into its
own fo:flow and then only the graphic gets placed as a fo:block.


Need help.



David Yin

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940.591.4196 | david.yin@paccar.com <mailto:david.yin@paccar.com>


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