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From Peter Coppens <pc.subscripti...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: variable size output (pages)?
Date Tue, 06 May 2008 12:20:16 GMT
Can't you use different page masters and select the one that is  
appropriate using some (XSLT) pre-processing?

On 06 May 2008, at 14:16, paul womack wrote:

> I need to generate output (PDF) where the page
> size (actually just page depth) varies
> with the content.
>
> In effect I want to generate "galleys" of text,
> where the formatting width is known, but the depth
> of the final output is determined by the amount
> of text formatted, in effect fitting the page
> to the content.
>
> I have tried to search the documentation,
> but am greatly hampered by not knowing
> the terminology well enough to search effectively.
>
> It appears that I can "fake" what I want by
> either using imageprocessing to "autocrop"
> the output, or (possibly) by doing
> "something" to the XML area tree, and performing
> a second pass, but if there's a proper
> way to achieve my goal, that'd be great.
>
> I would welcome either advice, or simply
> a pointer to any relevant parts of the
> specification(s) or documentation.
>
>  BugBear
>
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