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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] fop and floats

On 07/13/2011 05:10 PM, Bob Stayton wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> I'm not understanding your example.  This looks like an implementation 
> of dropcap using a side float for the first letter of the para. There 
> is no such dropcap implemented in the stock DocBook XSL, so that must 
> be coming from a customization layer.
> A float is used when you want the dropcap to cover more than one line 
> of the paragraph.  If you don't use a float, the the second line of 
> text will overwrite the big letter.  The float forces the next line to 
> give it space.


Thanks for the reminder Bob.
     I have a pre-processing step that does this.

Sorry for wasting bandwidth folks.


Dave Pawson

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