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Re: [xsl] Trying to Achieve inside/outside offset column layouts: any thoughts?


Subject: Re: [xsl] Trying to Achieve inside/outside offset column layouts: any thoughts?
From: Sergey Groznyh <sergey.groznyh@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 10:58:33 +0300

Hi Eliot,

> 1. Have I missed some way to do this in FO or with any vendor-specific 
> extensions? (I've focused on XSL Formatter for this task simply because 
> they do inside/outside floats and XEP does not).

XEP indeed does have inside/outside floats.  For your problem, you may
establish block container that overlay both possible "offset" margins,
place float with float="outside" inside it, then insert a block that
re-establishes normal body margins, and place main text inside the
block.  Like this (assuming page margins are three inch wide):

      <block-container start-indent="-3in" end-indent="-3in">
        <float float="outside">
          <block>float-outside</block>
        </float>
        <block start-indent="3in" end-indent="3in">
          <block>the main text</block>
        </block>
      </block-container>

This will do what you want.

Cheers,
Sergey


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