Re: [xsl] Getting a block to end on the last page

Subject: Re: [xsl] Getting a block to end on the last page
From: Michel Hendriksen <michel.hendriksen@xxxxx>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 17:25:41 +0100
Still not clear at all to me. Maybe have an example page layout?


On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 5:14 PM, Colin DeClue <colin.declue@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> There are two separate things that can determine how many pages there
> will be, which is why it matters. On a given report, there's a list of
> charges that need to be displayed, and a list of items on a shipment
> that need to be displayed, and a list of notes about the items. Any of
> those three, the charges, the items or the notes could be the piece
> that extends the longest, and determines how many pages there are. If
> it's the charges that are longest, great. Our work is done. We just
> start the charges on the first page, and they end on the last.
> However, if the charges are NOT the longest piece, as in the example I
> provided, then we need to start the charges on a different page. The
> second, in the example. Now, I can figure out how many pages each
> portion will take up, and determine from that what page to start the
> charges on, but I was hoping there might be a more elegant way to do
> it in XSL-FO.
> Does that make sense?
> On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 10:05 AM, G. Ken Holman
> <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> At 2011-12-01 04:53 -0600, Colin DeClue wrote:
>>> The thing I probably didn't make clear is that i don't know how many
>>> pages the full thing will be, or how many pages the charges will take
>>> up, without a fairly heavy amount of pre-processing.
>> Why do you need to know the total number of pages?  If you want the page
>> number of the last page, say for "page 1 of n" on each page, that is done
>> with <page-number-citation-last> in XSL-FO.  That is the only reason I can
>> think of for you to want to know ahead of time what the last page number
>>> So, I could do it
>>> that way, but I wanted to see if there was an easier way to do it with
>>> XSL-FO.
>> "Easier" than what?
>> If you start flowing your invoice items on page 2, then they will continue
>> to flow on subsequent pages.
>> When you run out of data you are flowing into your page sequences, you
>> be, by definition, on the last page.  This is what I didn't understand
>> your first post when you said:
>>> At 2011-12-01 09:38 -0600, Colin DeClue wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >> Hey, so, I've got some data (a list of charges for an invoice) that I
>>> >> want to end on the last page, rather than start on the first.
>> You can start flowing the invoice lines at any time ... when you are done,
>> you will be on the last page.
>> If you are worried about splitting an invoice line over a page break, that
>> is prevented by wrapping your invoice line with a "keep".
>> Forgive me for not understanding what it is you want to do, or where you
>> not understanding the process.
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