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Subject: Re: [docbook] Re: Running heads in chapters, sections and sidebars

You could start with some customisations for running headers and footers:

On 19-12-11 11:39 PM, Norman Walsh wrote:
Lech Rzedzicki<lech@kode1100.com>  writes:
I hope that this is common enough scenario and that there is Docbook
markup or best practice that I am simply unaware of to capture
'running heads' - that is recurring words, phrases, images, generally
'themes' that, in printed output usually appear somewhere at the top
or with a different bacground and typically span the whole section or
a chapter or a para.

Some examples of this would be:
in a book about environment, every few pages there is a section, each
time with a different title, but with a recurring theme called "Human
You could store the theme in the info with the title, for example in
bibliomisc. With a role if need be.

another example:
in a DIY book there is a "PRO Tip" every now and then
And those get rendered in the running head? Well, a pro tip sounds
like a tip to me, perhaps with a role.

I don't want to too prescriptive about the rendering, but typically
such text gets rendered somewhere, in addition to a title or instead
of a title if there isn't one.

I think what I am looking for is something similar to subtitle element
that could be applied to pretty much any block element, be it para or
a chapter and also something that, ideally gets picked up the the Open
I am open to suggestions, including ones that require modifying the
schema as we are already using a modified Publishers SC schema.
I don't think the stylesheets currently do anything with running heads
except perhaps chapter titles.

                                         Be seeing you,

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