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From Pascal Sancho <pascal.san...@takoma.fr>
Subject Re: Drop Caps
Date Tue, 22 Dec 2009 16:01:11 GMT
barry,

Like a text node, fo:external-graphic has to be set in an fo:float for this.
Pascal


Barry Whiting a écrit :
> Hi Pascal
>
> Thanks for getting back to me.
>
> If we can't use float could we use an external-graphic and the text will automatically
wrap around the image correctly the same as html?
>
> Thanks
>
> Barry
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pascal Sancho [mailto:pascal.sancho@takoma.fr]
>
> Hi Barry,
>
> Unfortunately fo:float is not implemented in FOP (see [1]).
> I see no workaround if you require exactly that kind of layout.
> Anyway, you still can choose either a fo:list or a fo:table to mimic
> what you want, if a 2 column contruction give you acceptable result.
>
> [1] http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/compliance.html#fo-object-float
>
> Pascal
>
> Barry Whiting a écrit :
>   
>> Hi
>>
>>
>>
>> I wondered if anybody could help I am trying to do a drop cap at the
>> begining of each text and have tried using float but for some reason
>> this seems to be floating something just not what Im expecting.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>                 <xsl:for-each
>> select="exsl:node-set($editorschoice)/Events/Event">
>>
>>                 <xsl:if test="position() = 1 or
>> current()/FurtherSubCat = preceding-sibling::Event[1]/FurtherSubCat">
>>
>>                     <fo:block>
>>
>>                                 <fo:float float="start">
>>
>>                             <fo:block font-family="ZapfDingbats"
>> font-size="20pt" line-height="28pt" color="rgb(0,0,0)" margin="5pt"
>> text-depth="0" border="1px solid red">
>>
>>                                 &#x272A;
>>
>>                             </fo:block>
>>
>>                         </fo:float><fo:inline
>> font-family="CaeciliaRomanOsF" font-size="8pt" line-height="9.6pt"
>> font-weight="bold" color="rgb(0,0,0)">&#160;<xsl:apply-templates
>> select="current()/Editorial" /></fo:inline>
>>
>>                     </fo:block>
>>
>>                 </xsl:if>
>>
>>             </xsl:for-each>
>>
>>
>>
>> There seems to be a floating area to the left of the text when
>> processed by fop but its empty.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>>
>>
>> Barry
>>
>>     


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