Re: [xsl] emulating tabulations in FO

Subject: Re: [xsl] emulating tabulations in FO
From: Mike Ferrando <mikeferrando@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 06:58:09 -0700 (PDT)
>From my experience with document conversion, I first set the tabs so
that they all align with proper space so that there are no
overlapping in my word processor software (Word or WordPerfect). Then
I select all of it and turn it into a table. (You might need to i)
change the paper size to legal landscape, ii) reduce the point size
of the font so that there is no wrapping of text.) With the text now
correctly in columns, I insert columns between the data. Then I put
tags in the columns and use the copy function to copy them down the
entire column into each row. Then write wrapper tags around the
table. After all you are merely typing ASCII text which remains the
same regardless of whether you are in a word processor or in an

<TR><TD> ; Data ; </TD><TD> ; Data ; </TD>/TR>

After I finish with this, I then delete the table leaving the data,
and S & R to get rid of the tabs. This leaves me with a well formed
XML document. Then I cut and paste it into my editor.

I then can write a stylesheet for the nodes.

It seems to me a lot less complex on both ends.

Mike F.
Washington, DC

--- Louis Meigret <meigret@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> How can I emulate tabulations in XSL ? I thought of using
> <fo:leaders> but this does not seem to work in the general case.
> Example:
> set tab : 3cm, 8cm, 12cm
> Text1<tab>Text2<tab>Text3
> Text1 much longer<tab>Text2b aligned with Tex2<tab>Text3b aligned
> with Text3.
> Any help welcome,
> Louis
> -- 
> __________________________________________________________
> Sign-up for your own FREE Personalized E-mail at
>  XSL-List info and archive: 

Do You Yahoo!?
Yahoo! Health - Feel better, live better

 XSL-List info and archive:

Current Thread