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Re: Overflow

From: G. Ken Holman <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 21:39:42 -0400
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At 2003-09-17 17:44 -0700, Jim Donnelly wrote:
>I'm having trouble determining the best approach.

Sounds like you have it already: do the first 10 on the first page, then 
when it comes time to do the second page reprocess all those dates that 
have more than 10.

>I've looked at using:
>
>                         <fo:page-sequence-master master-name="calender">
>                         <fo:repeatable-page-master-alternatives>
>                                 <fo:conditional-page-master-reference
>                                         master-name="calender-page"
>                                         page-position="first" />
>                                 <fo:conditional-page-master-reference
>                                         master-name="overflow-page"
>                                         page-position="rest"/>
>                         </fo:repeatable-page-master-alternatives>
>                 </fo:page-sequence-master>
>
>But this doesn't seem to fit the bill because what's changing is the flow 
>not the static data. The Overflow page needs to look much differen from 
>the calender page.

Then it *does* fit the bill because you set up a page sequence of 
geometries so that you can dramatically change the look on the overflow 
page if you want.

>What would you suggest as the best approach to solve this problem?

Which problem ... it sounds like you are already on the right path.

After finishing the first page's entries of up to 10 activities each day, 
then check to see if any of the days have more activities and, if so, 
trigger a new page.  The formatter will go to your page sequence and obtain 
the next geometry, which will be your overflow geometry.

BTW, a simpler page sequence would be a <single-page-master-reference> 
followed by a <repeatable-page-master-reference> ... no conditional 
checking required.

I hope this helps.

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

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