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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Problems with large tables spanning multiple pages

Starting with version 1.64.1 of the stylesheets, a 'table.properties'
attribute-set was added to fo/param.xsl.  By default, it uses the attributes
in the 'formal.object.properties' attribute set, which includes
keep-together.within-column="always".  Note that informaltables don't use
that attribute-set.  If you upgrade your stylesheets, you can turn that off
for tables with this addition to your customization file:

<xsl:attribute-set name="table.properties">
  <xsl:attribute name="keep-together.within-column">auto</xsl:attribute>

The problem is that it will apply to all tables, even short ones.  There
isn't a processing instruction to control it for individual tables, although
that would make a nice feature request (see the DocBook SourceForge project
tracker page for adding a feature request).

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises
DocBook Consulting

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stefan Bylund" <steby@enea.se>
To: <docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 8:58 AM
Subject: [docbook-apps] Problems with large tables spanning multiple pages

> Hi,
> I'm having problems with large table that span across multiple pages. If
> a table doesn't fit entirely on a page, I don't want it to automatically
> begin on the next page if that means that the previous page will be left
> almost empty. Does anyone know how to prevent this behaviour?
> I'm using DocBook XSL styesheets 1.62.4 and XEP 3.6.2.
> /Stefan
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