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Re: xml to fo -> pdf format: break line!!!!

From: G. Ken Holman <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 10:11:16 -0400
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At 2003-05-23 11:59 +0200, Marco Pedrini wrote:
>If I have information stored in a DB ORACLE, inserted from a data field 
>where the user could write free text (including break line, with the ENTER 
>HOW could I represent in pdf the same formatted text?

The initial property for linefeed-treatment= is "treat-as-space".  If you 
want to respect the linefeeds created by your XML authors, then use the 
value "preserve".

Spaces are also treated specially.  The initial value for 
white-space-treatment= is "ignore-if-surrounding-linefeed" and you may want 
to change that to "preserve".  The initial value for white-space-collapse= 
is "true" and you may want to change that to "false".

Depending on how you want the "formatted text" to be displayed, you may 
have to set all three of these properties to get output similar to "pre".

One final choice for you to make, what about authored lines that are too 
long for your printed line?  The initial value for wrap-option= is "wrap" 
and you may want "no-wrap".

>Actually the code I have is:
><fo:block font-size="8pt" font-family="sans-serif" line-height="10pt" 
>space-after.optimum="4pt" padding-top="4pt">      <xsl:value-of select= 
>and all that is retrived fromn DB, via XML, mantain tha case format, but 
>lose the end of the line,  marked on DB with a double pipe.

I'm sorry that I do not understand what you mean by "marked on DB with a 
double pipe" ... the properties I have described above are for authored 
text that you want to preserve when rendering to the printed page, without 
the initial values of these properties converting the content to 
proportionally spaced flowed text.

By playing with the properties on a single block, you can flow all of your 
text with linefeeds into that single block without any kind of "breaking 
up" of the text into separate blocks.

I hope this helps.

................. Ken

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