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Re: In XSL-FO conditionally add Pdf as last page to make page-count even

From: Tony Graham <Tony.Graham@MenteithConsulting.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2010 17:48:55 +0000
To: www-xsl-fo@w3.org
Message-ID: <87d41piwvs.fsf@takai.menteithconsulting.com>
On Thu, Dec 31 2009 06:29:48 +0000, Reshma.Raveendran@morganstanley.com wrote:
> I'm using FO to generate Pdf's and one of the requirements is to always
> generate even number of pages. If the page count is odd then I need to add a
> static Pdf to make it even. How can this be done using FO. Please help!

Use 'force-page-count="end-on-even"' [1] on every fo:page-sequence if
every page-sequence has to end on an even page or on the last
fo:page-sequence if it's just the entire PDF that has to end on an even
page.

You can specify which page master to use for the added page using
fo:conditional-page-master-reference with appropriate property values,
e.g.:

   <fo:conditional-page-master-reference
      master-reference="..."
      page-position="last"
      odd-or-even="even"
      blank-or-not-blank="blanK"/>

although you probably only need 'blank-or-not-blank="blank"' for what
you want.

If you do need to put an externally generated PDF on the otherwise blank
page, some XSL formatters can use PDF as fo:external-graphic source, and
you could put that as static content in one of the page regions.

Regards,


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[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xsl11/#force-page-count
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