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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: Mario Madunic <mario.madunic@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:49:48 -0800
RE:  XSLFO block-container and how to flow text around
Thanks Ken,

There will be no user-specified footnotes, lucky there. I'll give your
suggestion a try and get back with the results.

Mario

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From: G. Ken Holman [mailto:g.ken.holman@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of G. Ken
Holman
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 12:46 PM
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Subject: Re:  XSLFO block-container and how to flow text around it

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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