There are "top of page" properties for paragraph styles but not "bottom
of page". The only way to specify vertical placement of content (within
the same flow) is to specify the "space above" or "space below" for that
For the main body of each page, you'll likely need to use different
elements to define the various types of content so you can assign
differing para tags which apply the right formatting. For the content at
the bottom, the only thing I can think of is that you'd set up that
content as attribute values of an element rather than content, then
you'd include that in the footer region of the page and reference the
attribute values as header/footer variables.
Here's a rough example. First the XML ..
<page pm="Dr. John Manager" poc="Jane Poc / John Peosey">
<title>Test of invariance at the South Pole</title>
<subtitle2>NSF/PLR Award 9876543</subtitle2>
Then on the master page expand the footer area to accommodate the new
info and use the header/footer variables ..
Running H/F 3 = "<$attribute[pm]>
Running H/F 4 = "<$attribute[poc]>
.. with a little tweaking, it *should* work. :o
That's all that comes to mind .. not terribly complex, but a little
tricky. Maybe someone else will have another idea.
Of course, there's also the scripting route. You could create an
ExtendScript or plugin that performs whatever post-processing is needed.
I think the header/footer variables approach would be easier for this
situation, but if your formatting gets more complex you may need to get
out the hammer.
On 6/3/14 9:01 AM, Bjokne, Tim (Contractor) wrote:
XML/EDD Vertical Text Placement in Structured Frame 12
I am relatively new to structured Framemakerand am looking for the way
to control theverticalplacement of theXML contentviatheEDD,multiple
textflows, or _____?_____.
I have a functioning EDD and Frame template into which I have
successfully imported anXMLfile, which then takes on the font style as
assigned by the paragraph and character styles. The problem is that
the content is notverticallyplaced where I want it on the page. For
example, some text that is imported needs to be immediately above the
page number at the bottom ofeachpage,regardlessof how much of the page
is filled with text, which varies significantly from page to page.
Attached is a PDF ofa couple of pages ofwhat the finished product
should look like.FYI-To get the text to appear vertically where I
needed it, I inserted carriage returns manually.Without those carriage
returns, there would only be one line break between the various sections.
I assume (hope?) there issome way to control where the text appearsin
StructuredFrame, not just the font style, size, bold, italic,left,
right, centerjustification, etc.I have searched the web with every
possible combination of search terms I could think of, but have had no
luck in finding an answer.
Any help with this would be much appreciated.Thanks!
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