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Re: XSLFO block-container and how to flow text around

Subject: Re: XSLFO block-container and how to flow text around it
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:45:46 -0500
Re:  XSLFO block-container and how to flow text around
At 2013-12-18 11:32 -0800, Mario Madunic wrote:
I have a requirement where there is a block of text at the bottom of the first page's body above the footer. The header, footer, and body each have borders around them and a space around 0.25in between the header border bottom and body border top and the footer border top and body bottom border.

Instead of placing the text as part of the first page's footer, I used a block-container and gave it the x and y positions to place it at the bottom of the first page's body. At the moment body text is not flowing onto the following page once it meets the block-container but continuing through it. Which attribute(s) and value(s) can I use to force the body content to flow around the block-container?

No such properties exist. The block-containers are independent of the flow and so the flow has no knowledge of them.

I recommend you start your first page flow with an empty block and footnote that has what you want at the bottom of the first page. This will not work, though, if you have user-specified footnotes, as it will flow above the ones that follow on the first page.

I hope this helps.

. . . . . . . . Ken

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