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Re: emulating tabulations in FO

Subject: Re: emulating tabulations in FO
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 17:23:59 -0400
xsl fo tabulations
At 2002-10-15 16:08 -0500, Louis Meigret wrote:
How can I emulate tabulations in XSL ? I thought of using <fo:leaders> but this does not seem to work in the general case.

Example:

set tab : 3cm, 8cm, 12cm

Text1<tab>Text2<tab>Text3
Text1 much longer<tab>Text2b aligned with Tex2<tab>Text3b aligned with Text3.

Have you considered putting your content into table cells without turning on the borders of the cells? The reader doesn't need to know you used a table.


What strategy do you have in mind for text that overlaps the tab boundary .. using a table you have the choice of chopping off excess, wrapping excess, or overlapping the next tab stop. There is no choice of "skipping" a tab stop as would a traditional tab function.

I hope this helps.

.................... Ken


-- G. Ken Holman mailto:gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Crane Softwrights Ltd. http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/s/ Box 266, Kars, Ontario CANADA K0A-2E0 +1(613)489-0999 (F:-0995) ISBN 0-13-065196-6 Definitive XSLT and XPath ISBN 0-13-140374-5 Definitive XSL-FO ISBN 1-894049-08-X Practical Transformation Using XSLT and XPath ISBN 1-894049-10-1 Practical Formatting Using XSL-FO Next public training: 2002-12-08,2003-02-03,06,03-03,06


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