Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] help please. fo output, header and footer?
Hi Dave, I just worked with this a few days ago. The header/footer system is actually quite brilliant; at first I thought you could only have those 'left', 'right' and 'center' positions, but it turned out that the header or footer is a table with an arbitrary (?) number of rows and columns, with any names you want for the cells. Chapter 13 of Bob Stayton's book (4th Ed) helped me get started, but the description is a bit terse, so allow me to elaborate. I'll just talk about the header to be brief, but the footer is customized in the same way. So, just copy the templates header.content and header.table from fo/pagesetup.xsl, and find a variable called 'candidate' in the header.table template. This is where you add fo:table-row and fo:table-cell elements as required by your desired header. In each fo:table-cell element you need to call the 'header.content' template and pass the desired cell in the 'position' parameter. In my case, I wanted a header with four rows and three columns, but with some cells empty. I called them r1c1, r1c2 etc., up to r4c3, but could have called them 'companylogo', 'pagenumber' etc. Then I called the header.content with each of those, passing the name in the 'position' parameter. All the template calls werewrapped in fo:table-cell elements inside fo:table-rows. In the 'header.content' template I added xsl:when elements with test="$position = 'r1c1'" and so on, and inside those I then emit text, fo:graphic elements, the page number etc. as appropriate. For the empty cells the content of the appropriate xsl:when element is just empty, and acts as a placeholder in case I want to put something there later. I won't copy and paste a lengthy XSL example, you'll surely figure it out by looking at the templates from fo/pagesetup.xsl. The default ones actually just happen to call the cells 'left', 'center' and 'right', and that confused me at first. Hope this helps, Jere 2007/10/11, Dave Pawson <email@example.com>: > I'm looking for an example of a header & footer specification > for the customization layer, fo output. > > I'm using the v5 docbook, snapshot stylesheets. > > There seems to be no full example in the docs? > Just the attribute sets that seem to be building a table? > > > > TIA > > > -- > Dave Pawson > XSLT, XSL-FO and Docbook FAQ > http://www.dpawson.co.uk > > > --------------------------------------------------------------------- > To unsubscribe, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org > For additional commands, e-mail: email@example.com > >