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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Re: Different numbers of columns on a single page?

Hi Colin,
It is the only way to do it, so it had better be the best way.  8^)
Depending on your XSL-FO processor, span may or may not work in all contexts.  The XSL-FO spec says a spanned block must be a direct child of fo:flow.  But DocBook uses nested fo:block elements for sections to apply section properties.  That can be worked around, if you need it.
Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises
DocBook Consulting
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 10:20 AM
Subject: [docbook-apps] Re: Different numbers of columns on a single page?

Ah, I just discovered the "span" attribute.  So, I can make my entire page three-columns, and then use span="all" on the FO objects that I want to span across these columns.

Can someone just confirm that this is the best way to do what I am after?


On 2/28/07, Colin Shapiro <cmshapiro@gmail.com> wrote:

Simple question that may not have a simple answer:

I understand how to set up custom page masters for FO output with different numbers of columns, but what if I want to change the column layout mid-page?  Say, for example, that I want half a page to have three columns, and the other half to have one column.

Is this possible?


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