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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Dreaded keep-with-next problem

On Mon, Sep 23, 2002 at 03:08:42PM +0200, wilfred springer wrote:
> Hi all,
> I keep running into the dreaded keep-with-next problem with DocBook
> generated FO and FOP. I created some stylesheets, but my manager keeps
> haunting me for the fact that my titles and first paragraphs are not
> kept together on one page.
> If anybody knows a workaround or a patch for Apache FOP, please let me
> know!

The basic problem is that FOP doesn't implement
keep-with-next except in tables.  That feature is still
labeled as 'broken' on the FOP Features webpage.  There is
a workaround published for figure and table titles in:


I don't know of anyone who has succeeded in something like
it for section titles, though.


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