You have to ask yourself - what is the ultimate object of the exercise? Well, it is readability and comprehension. Tables, in particular, are tough - I do not believe that they lend themselves to 100% automated layout. I think you look at them one by one - this one I'll show these columns only, this one here I'll roatte 90 degrees, this one here I'll split across 2 pages, and so forth. Any less effort leads to inferior product. IMO.
I assume that these are actually tables and not the schema. So another question is, what is accomplished by displaying a 20-column table? Do you really believe that any user out there can grasp something like that? Back to XSL-FO: I would recommend doing front-end processing, in SQL or XSLT or whatever, based on your knowledge of the specific tables. Help the processor and your users. Regards, Arved Sandstrom -----Original Message----- From: Skladov, Victor [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: January 28, 2002 7:05 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: AW: FO: If Table Is Too Wide? Hello Anil! Thanks for reply. Yes the final otput is PDF. We need it for PRINT. The problem is that I never know how wide a table will be - the description of the tables is located in ORACLE DB, the tables are being ON THE FLY generated, they are all very different - one can have 2 column, the other 20. Is there any algorhythm for automatic break or I must do it myself - make from one table two or more handish, so to speak? Thanx! Viktor -----Ursprungliche Nachricht----- Von: Anil Pinto [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Gesendet: Freitag, 25. Januar 2002 18:39 An: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Betreff: Re: FO: If Table Is Too Wide? Victor, The pdf (assuming that it is the final output) document, do you need to print or just view it through the reader ? If it only for view purposes you could perhaps try increasing the page width (in <fo:simple-page-master>) to match your requirement. But the width must be reasonable so that it is not too tedious to scroll and view :-) An example is <fo:simple-page-master master-name="all-pages" page-width="11in" page-height="8in" .... > : : </fo:simple-page-master> Or the other option I guess is to structure your table suitably so as not to have too many columns. Hope something works out for you. Anil. --- "Skladov, Victor" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Dear Friends! > > Can anybody tell me, what do I have to do so that my > wide tables (that > contain ,for example, 20-30 columns) are being > correctly shown? > They are being simply cut on the right side at the > moment... > When a table is too long, it will be automatically > continued on the next > page, but when it is too wide????? > > > Thanks for any ideas! > Regards, > Viktor __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Great stuff seeking new owners in Yahoo! Auctions! http://auctions.yahoo.com