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Subject: RE: [docbook] FO XSL formatting questions

(Forwarding to docbook-apps)

Rowena --

Stylesheet questions should typically be sent to the docbook-apps list,
rather than docbook.  This list is more geared towards people discussing the
markup itself rather than the processing.

That said, I will quickly make a couple of suggestions on your problems:

1: The book title above the legal notice is generated by the titlepage
mechanism.  This is somewhat complicated at first, but very useful once you
get the hang of it.  It is documented at

2: This should be the default behavior.  However, if I recall correctly,
this is a feature of FO that is not yet properly supported in FOP.

3: The templates header.content and footer.content control this.  They are
documented at http://www.sagehill.net/docbookxsl/PrintHeaders.html

4: See #3

5: This may be another FOP limitation if you're using FOP.  If print quality
is important to you, I strongly recommend paying the money for a commercial
FO formatter such as XEP.

Jeff Beal

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hart, Rowena [mailto:Hart@SelkirkFinancial.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2003 1:48 PM
> To: docbook@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: [docbook] FO XSL formatting questions
> Hello,
> My colleague and I are modifying the DocBook XSL
> stylesheets (v1.18, released May 2003) for FO to
> ensure our documents conform to company formatting
> standards.
> I'm having trouble figuring out how to adjust the
> following:
> - The book title should not be repeated above legal notice
> - The TOC should start at i
> - The header and footer text should be left/right aligned
> - The header text should be the book title on the left
>   and chapter titles on the right
> Can anyone point me to the stylesheets or the attributes/
> parameters that I need to modify to achieve these changes?
> One other issue that is less of an issue, but equally
> annoying, is that long tables sometimes do not start in
> the middle of a page. Instead, they start at the top of
> the next page, leaving a huge gap between the table title
> and the table itself. Is there a "keep with next" flag
> somewhere in the stylesheets that controls this behavior?
> I've done as much as I can to figure these things out
> on my own. However, I'm new to DocBook/XSL and acknowledge
> that I may be missing some really obvious solutions. You're
> help is greatly appreciated.
> Rowena
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