Ok, I can see why you would want tabs here. Tables are probably a little
overkill here. What I would do in this case is to use list-block and
count characters in the title column. I'd set the
provisional-distance-between-starts property depending on the number of
characters. You won't get the exact same effect but I think it should be
near enough with little effort in XSLT and no hacking into FOP,
introducing a feature that's difficult to implement and completely

On 09.11.2006 10:48:38 Andrejus Chaliapinas wrote:
> > Maybe if you illustrated your problem with some visuals we could give a
> > few suggestions. I'm pretty sure your problem can be solved without tabs.
> Ok, here is my very simple visualization (+ sign is used to mark default tab
> stop position). 
> ----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
> blabla:  text1 after tab stop
> blablabla:    text2 after tab stop  
> Could this be solved with tables/leaders? 
> Let say if default tab step is 0.5 inch, then text1 starts here at position
> of 1inch and text2 at 1.5inch in this sample, cause label 'blablabla:' ends
> right after 1inch position, so another nearest one of 1.5inch is taken.

Jeremias Maerki

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