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From Chris Bowditch <bowditch_ch...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: Rectangle around characters
Date Mon, 16 Feb 2004 10:27:31 GMT
Thomas Brechtl wrote:

> FOP 0.20.5
> 
> Hi,
> I'm searching for some way to put a rectangle around some characters,
> in the example only "EFGH" should be in a rectangle. "ABCD" and "IJKL"
> should be in the same line but not in a rectangle.
> 
> FOP seems not to support the way in the example with fo:inline and
> border-attributes. Is there some other way ?

thats right. fo:inline is not properly implemented in FOP. It should 
create its own area, but is implemented to be the same as fo:wrapper, 
i.e. just a holder for different attributes.

You may be able to acheive what you want using tables, but only if you 
know exactly how much text is in the relevant parts, i.e. "ABCD", "EFGH" 
and "IJKL", so you can set column widths.

<snip/>

Chris



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