[xep-support] Footnote positioning problem
teus at teusbenschop.nl
Mon Jan 23 05:28:02 PST 2006
Thank you for the analysis of the problem and the reasons why the
footnotes should be places where they are placed now, and it seems we
have to live with it.
Michael Sulyaev wrote:
> Hello Teus,
> Placing footnotes inside single columns is a RenderX extension to the
> specification. This only makes sence when the number of columns on a
> page is constant, and no flow-sections or blocks with span="all"
> appear on the page. The latter is exactly your case.
> Consider if the block with span="all" contains more text than just a
> subchapter title and does not fit the space left on the page. It will
> meet the page break and continue on the following page. So the bottom
> of the page where the block with span="all" starts is rendered in
> sinle-column layout, and narrow column-wide footnote in one column
> would make it look bad.
> There can also be a design which uses rx:flow-setion to switch from
> 2-column to 3-column layout and then back from 3- to 2-columns. All on
> the same page. Where should the formatter place the footnoes in this
> Anyway, XEP flushes all the column-wide footnotes when the
> flow-section ends, placing them before the next flow-section (or a
> block with span="all"), and there is nothing one can do about it.
> --Best regards,
> Michael Sulyaev mailto:msulyaev at renderx.com
> On Fri, 20 Jan 2006 07:33:09 +0300, Teus Benschop
> <teus at teusbenschop.nl> wrote:
>> There is a problem with positioning a footnote on a page.
>> "XEP can place footnotes inside single columns in multi-column
>> layouts, rather than a page-wide area (as prescribed by the spec).
>> This behaviour is controlled
>> by an option, PAGEWIDE_FOOTNOTES="false"."
>> This option has been set in the xep.xml file, and indeed the
>> footnotes then are placed inside the single columns, but in some
>> cases the footnotes no longer appear at the bottom of the page, but
>> elsewhere in the layout. This occurs when the layout changes from
>> multi-column to single column during the flow. The footnote is then
>> placed just before where the single column starts.
>> Anyone knows how to solve this?
>> I could have included the document.fo file, but as this is a bit
>> long, I am emailing it to support at renderx.com.
>> Teus Benschop.
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