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From "Mark C. Allman" <mcall...@allmanpc.com>
Subject RE: Absolute-position of a block
Date Thu, 03 Apr 2003 18:51:55 GMT
Yea . we're dealing with medical forms.  We need (my client needs,
actually) to support a customer that has these forms to be printed.
Things like claims forms.

 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Clay Leeds [mailto:cleeds@medata.com] 
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2003 1:41 PM
To: fop-dev@xml.apache.org
Subject: Re: Absolute-positon of a block

 

Mark,

 

That's funny... We are using FOP to move *away* from something like

this. Our clients are tired of paying us to sell them pre-printed pages

with the boxes, only to have the little "x" be off-center ;-)

 

I don't know if it'll help, but you could use "blind tables" with images

or something inside to maneuver the box where you want it. Of course,

it'll take a bit of trial and error. Also, the results might be

different depending on the printer, as well as whether you're outputting

with -awt/-print or -ps/-pdf.

 

Good luck!

 

Mark C. Allman wrote:

> Version: 0.20.5rc, with my fixes to get markers working.

> 

> What I'm trying to do is place a fo:block at an absolute position on a

> page.  Any way I can.  The idea is to format text on a page so that
when

> we feed a pre-printed form through the printer we get "X" placed in a

> box, a name in it's box, a date where it should be on the form, etc.

> 

> I see that "absolute-position" isn't supported yet, but that "top,"

> "right," etc., are.  Is there functionality implemented in 0.20.5rc
that

> allows a block to be placed at a specific position or do I need to add

> the implementation of "absolute-position" (and, if I need to do this,

> can anyone suggest any helpful hints)?

 

 

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