[xep-support] Re: Make a column header span columns 2 and 3

From: Kevin Brown <kevin_at_ADDRESS_REMOVED>
Date: Tue Dec 04 2018 - 11:02:26 PST

You can't format that, not directly because you have not specified whether
you believe the content from column one flows into the column/two+three


Span="all" must be on an object that is a child of flow and only supports
"all" (or none, meaning no span).


If the left column in your example does not, then you can take that
"out-of-flow" using an absolute block-container or placing it in a region
and setting up the page as a two-column flow.




From: Xep-support [mailto:xep-support-bounces@renderx.com] On Behalf Of
Darren Munt
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2018 11:50 PM
To: RenderX Community Support List <xep-support@renderx.com>
Subject: [xep-support] Make a column header span columns 2 and 3


I need to format a page that has three columns, in which column 1 is an
introductory paragraph or two, and columns 2 & 3 are body content, with a
header that spans both.


I'm specifying a three column layout in the page body using


Then I put content into the page like this:



          <fo:block>Par 1</fo:block>

          <fo:block break-after="column">Par 2</fo:block>


          <fo:block span="all">Text that we want to span columns 2 and

          <fo:block>Par 3</fo:block>



That doesn't work, the span attribute has no effect. If I take the wrapping
block away, then the span is honoured but it throws a line break between the
second par and the heading, so the heading appears under par 2 and spans
columns 1 and 2.


Not sure how I should specify fo commands here to get it to work, or if it
is even possible.


I want it to look something like this:


Xxxxxxxxxxxx Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Maybe I need to use a positioned fo:block-container for the first column and
just use a two column layout with a wide left margin?


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