Re: (dsssl) rules in headers/footers

Subject: Re: (dsssl) rules in headers/footers
From: curt brune <curt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2001 09:08:07 -0800
I'm targeting the tex backend (ultimately to make pdf).  I am trying to use
this construct for a horizontal rule in the footer:

(define (page-center-footer gi)
    (make rule
      orientation: 'horizontal
      line-thickness: 0.5pt
      keep-with-next?: #t)

But I get this error message:
      flow object not accepted by port; only inline flow objects accepted

Is there a way to "wrap" the rule inside another flow object that
will be accepted by the port?  Or do I need to change the port somehow to
accept the rule?  (Aside question is there a clear reference of all the
flow object types, which ones are inline flow objects, what ports
expect, etc? )

Additionally I would like some text to appear beneath the rule.  Naively I

(define (page-center-footer gi)
    (make rule
      orientation: 'horizontal
      line-thickness: 0.5pt
      keep-with-next?: #t)
    (literal "For internal use only")

Finally I do not understand your comment below, "Who said a rule had to be
displayed?" .  In what sense do you mean displayed?  I do want the rule to
be displayed on my final pdf document...  

I do appreciate your time spent reading my questions.


> Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 09:03:29 +0100
> From: "Christof Drescher" <drescher.lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Well, there are two things about it: The DSSSL standard allows for this
> construct easily, as you can use e.g. the center header/footer to contain
> the rule plus some text beneath and use the left and right footers just
> normal. Who said a rule had to be displayed?!
> I don't know what the backends in OpenJade will do about it, sorry. Just
> know it works since my pdf backend does it. ;)
> Christof
> - ----- Original Message -----
> > Ideally I would like a horizontal rule that stretches over the top of the
> > page-*-footer outputs.  For example:
> >
> >
> ____________________________________________________________________________
> _
> > (page-inner-footer)          (page-center-footer)
> (page-outer-footer)
> >
> >
> > I'm guessing the same technique could be applied to headers as well,
> though
> > I am currently not interested in rules in the headers, but someone else
> > propably is.
> >


Curt Brune       
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
GLAST -- Flight Software Group

 DSSSList info and archive:

Current Thread