You can use a span="all" in any fo:block and that will make it span across columns.
I believe that in the Ecrion XSL-FO engine the automatic balancing should work (http://www.ecrion.com), but you should check with their tech. support first.

Peter Stroll


From: Mario Madunic <Mario_Madunic@newflyer.com>
To: www-xsl-fo@w3.org
Sent: Wed, March 17, 2010 7:48:58 AM
Subject: RE: Parsers inquiry

Seems I made another error. I'm asking about XSL-FO engines like FOP, XEP, AHFormatter, etc.

Marijan (Mario) Madunic
Publishing Specialist
New Flyer Industries

-----Original Message-----
From: www-xsl-fo-request@w3.org [mailto:www-xsl-fo-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Mario Madunic
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 6:33 AM
To: www-xsl-fo@w3.org
Subject: RE: Parsers inquiry

Sorry there should have been a linefeed after "columns)".

Span images, tables and or blocks across columns (not table columns but flow/page columns)

Balance columns with the above happening

Hopefully that makes it a bit more clearer.

Marijan (Mario) Madunic
Publishing Specialist
New Flyer Industries


-----Original Message-----
From: www-xsl-fo-request@w3.org [mailto:www-xsl-fo-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Mario Madunic
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 6:17 AM
To: www-xsl-fo@w3.org
Subject: Parsers inquiry

Which if any parsers can do the following,

Span images, tables and or blocks across columns (not table columns but flow/page columns)
Balance columns with the above happening

Marijan (Mario) Madunic
Publishing Specialist
New Flyer Industries


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