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Subject: Re: [office] Soft page break question


Lars Oppermann wrote:

> Patrick,
> By "when a document is paginated" I mean to say that an application is 
> computing a page based layout of the document. There may be 
> applications, that create or modify an ODF, which never compute a 
> layout (e.g. automatically translating text content)
> It might by wiser to say "when a page based layout of the document is 
> computed, soft page-break elements should be generated".
That is much clearer.


Hope you are having a great day!


> /lars
> Patrick Durusau wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am reviewing the material for the meeting this morning and I have a 
>> question about the soft page break proposal, which in part reads:
>>> When a document is paginated the soft page break elements should be 
>>> exported. We suggest this be implemented by introducing a new XML 
>>> tag in writer similar to hard page breaks for soft page breaks.
>> Is this an issue only when the document is "exported?" Should there 
>> be a soft page break element in ODF proper even when there is no 
>> export? That seems to be what the second sentence is saying.
>> If yes, then the proposal is to have a soft page break element that 
>> is present whenever the document is paginated. Yes? So, when is an 
>> ODF text document ever not paginated? Even if page numbers are not 
>> apparent, isn't there still a pagination?
>> I agree soft page breaks are needed but wanted to be clear on what is 
>> being proposed.
>> Hope everyone is having a great day!
>> Patrick

Patrick Durusau
Chair, V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems Interface
Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model
Member, Text Encoding Initiative Board of Directors, 2003-2005

Topic Maps: Human, not artificial, intelligence at work! 

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