[xep-support] Re: technical help

From: David Yin <David.Yin_at_ADDRESS_REMOVED>
Date: Wed Apr 01 2015 - 10:26:36 PST

Ok, now we have a nice solution.

I was able to do a very similar thing to your marginalia fo:float. However, I am still trying to get the graphic to align with the beginning of the step.

In this screen print, I had to use the following attributes:

    <xsl:attribute-set name="info">
        <xsl:attribute name="space-before">-11pt</xsl:attribute>
        <xsl:attribute name="space-after">25mm</xsl:attribute>

Otherwise the graphics get jumbled up.

How do I keep the images in context with the step?


-David Yin

From: Kevin Brown [mailto:kevin@renderx.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 12:28 PM
To: David Yin; 'RenderX Community Support List'
Subject: RE: [xep-support] technical help

You should be able to do this with a float.
See samples at http://www.renderx.com/usecasestest.html
Specifically side floats and marginalia

Kevin Brown

From: David Yin [mailto:David.Yin@PACCAR.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 10:01 AM
To: kevin@renderx.com<mailto:kevin@renderx.com>; 'RenderX Community Support List'
Subject: RE: [xep-support] technical help

Much of the nature of our business needs an image to reside next to the fo:block. And in the case of <task> an image really should go next to the <ol.li>.

I think we can forego the span all columns, I have been playing with a new format with 1 column, indented in, and having the images appear to the far left. It works great for <concept> topics but not so great for <task> topics.

The footnote would be nice if I can position the footnote space next to the line and to the left. Top and bottom are not real functional.

-David Yin

From: Kevin Brown [mailto:kevin@renderx.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 12:16 PM
To: 'RenderX Community Support List'; David Yin
Subject: RE: [xep-support] technical help


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

Kevin Brown
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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<mailto: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
Peterbilt Motors - Customer Service | Service Publications Manager | 940.591.4196 | david.yin@paccar.com<mailto:david.yin@paccar.com>

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