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Re: Embedding Formatted Objects within Formatted Objects

From: G. Ken Holman <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 13:59:42 -0400
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At 2003-09-23 09:51 -0700, Jim Donnelly wrote:
>Can Formatted Objects be embedded within Formatted Objects?

Within the flow, yes, but not entire FO documents.

>I'm trying to create side-by-side calendars on the same page. Each 
>calendar has a separate and unique header.

I need this in my training material, and I use XSL-FO to produce the 
"one-up" masters in PDF and then I use a combination of Python/Jython/iText 
to programmatically assemble the page images into a "two-up" final product.

>  I've been able to create the side-by side calenders but, each page only 
> contains one header and I need two.

You cannot place two different headers on a single page ... there is only 
one set of perimeter regions.  You would end up having to produce a 
two-column display and you lose the semantic of the page number.  If you 
don't have page numbers, you could play with the columns in this way, but I 
don't think it will be pretty.

I hope this helps.

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

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