What he said.... another page sequence with another page master is the easy
solution, if it gives you output you can live with.
The page model in XSL-FO is where you can really see the stress between
layout requirements (which can be extremely complex) and the need for a
complete specification up front in order to support "lights-out" processing
(i.e. that requires no user intervention in a final tweak phase).
This is why there's probably a market for an interactive FO post-processor,
that is, an editing package that allows you to display the results of FO
processing and tweak them on an ad hoc basis. Problematic for content
management, if abused (in the old days editors would sometimes keep
tweaking content well into production, but if you're "single-sourcing" to
multiple outputs this is Bad), but enough of a requirement that people want
to do it anyway....
At 04:04 PM 8/27/2003, J.Pietschmann wrote:
Lehming, Thea wrote:
In my particular case, the last section of a chapter needs to be *one*
column before going to the next chapter which should be 2 columns, in a
multiple chapter document.
If the last sections of the chapters go into their own page
sequence, just use a page master with one column for them and
a two-column page master for everything else.
If you want to start the last section right after the section
before, possibly on a two-column page, or if you want to float
the last bit of content from the section before the last section
onto the one-column page where the last section starts (odd
thoughts), then there is no easy way to do this. The hard ways
all involve estimating how text fills space and have to be
tailored to your content, if this is possible at all.
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