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From Clay Leeds <cle...@medata.com>
Subject Re: Absolute-positon of a block
Date Thu, 03 Apr 2003 18:41:03 GMT

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)?

Clay Leeds - cleeds@medata.com
Web Developer - Medata, Inc. - http://www.medata.com
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