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RE: How to Create Side Heads in XSL-FO

Subject: RE: How to Create Side Heads in XSL-FO
From: DPawson@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 15:57:19 -0000
fo block side by side
> <xsl:template name="chapter-title">
>   <fo:block
>       xsl:use-attribute-sets="title-characteristics"
>       break-before="odd-page"
>       >
>     <fo:block
>         font-size="78pt">
>       <xsl:number/>
>     </fo:block>
>     <fo:block
>         margin-left="{$offset-margin-left}"
>         space-after.optimum="90pt"
>         font-weight="normal"
>         font-size="30pt">
>       <xsl:apply-templates/>
>     </fo:block>
>   </fo:block>
> </xsl:template>
> What I get (with XSL Formatter) is the 78pt number and the title text
> presented side-by-side on the same baseline. I expected the title text
> to be presented *below* the number (that is, the block for the title
> text would follow the number block in the block presentation 
> direction).
> Here's what I got:
>   **
>  ***
> ****
>   **
>   **
> ******     This is the title text
> This isn't the presentation effect I need: I need the title text and
> number to have the same top alignment (e.g., <tr valign="top">). 

Sure its by the side Eliot?
>   **
>  ***
> ****
>   **
>   **
> ******     
           This is the title text

Table layout suggested, 

 <fo:table-cell border="solid black 1px" 
       <fo:block font-weight="bold">XXX</fo:block>



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