- Thursday, 12th August 2021
To develop our S1000D XSL-FO stylesheets requires a lot of patience ... and a steel ruler.
Chapter 6.2 of the S1000D specification provides all the relevant information about Page-oriented publications. If you read this Chapter, you will find some quite detailed layout rules with positioning measurements ... lots and lots of positioning measurements.
As a bit of a sneak peek into our development process, while working on our S1000D XSL-FO stylesheets, we have a Development Layer switched On which means PDF output files display all the different page items with contrasting grey backgrounds. This then allows us to position all the different items on the page accurately as we now have something we can measure to or from ... and this is where our steel ruler comes into play.
Docuneering XSL-FO Development Layer turned On:
Docuneering Development layer turned Off: