[xep-support] Re: Reversing order of page rendering

From: Kevin Brown <kevin_at_ADDRESS_REMOVED>
Date: Mon Aug 31 2015 - 11:18:16 PDT



I have two solutions for you. First let's confirm what you want:


I assume your request is like this:


You have a book to produce, let's say it turns out to be 4 pages for each
language. You wold create an FO that would produce something like this:


1 English

2 English

3 English

4 English

1 Arabic

2 Arabic

3 Arabic

4 Arabic


And what you want is a new output like this:


1 English + 1 Arabic

2 English + 2 Arabic

3 English + 3 Arabic

4 English + 4 Arabic


Is this correct?


Possible Solutions:


#1: A simple template that uses the individual PDFs and creates the desired
output. IN this you would need to create a simple XML file that would
identify each document, the total pages in each and the output page width
and height. It would then create "pages" by using the "rx:pdf-page"
extension to take a page from each and put them into a new document.


#2 Pure manipulation of the Intermediate Format. IN this you would format to
XEP format and apply an XSL to it to reorder things a bit. Totally similar
to http://www.renderx.com/cooltools.html "N-up" example but needs to be
changed to your specification (and probably remove the scaling and put pages
in actual size side by side.


Once you confirm if the above is correct, we can post (both) solutions here.



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From: Xep-support [mailto:xep-support-bounces@renderx.com] On Behalf Of
Darren Munt
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 1:46 AM
To: 'xep-support@renderx.com' <xep-support@renderx.com>
Subject: [xep-support] Reversing order of page rendering


We have a document that is basically the same set of pages in both English
and Arabic. The printed version of the document has the English in the left
half of the booklet and Arabic in the right. The English pages run left to
right, the Arabic run right to left. They meet in the middle.


At the moment I am producing these with two separate FO files providing two
PDFs. These would need to be 'stitched' together in pre-press to provide a
set of pages in the correct order.


Is there a way in RenderX to specify one 'section' of an FO file be rendered
back to front, so last page first etc? The idea being that I could produce
this as one file but have the Arabic section rendered in reverse page order,
so that it's last page appears first after the last English page, and then
on through its pages with the first page appearing at the end of the PDF.

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